Alexander Armstrong joins cast of Mike the Knight

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

November 21st 2013 at 9:55AM
UPDATED November 21st 2013 at 10:57AM
Alexander Armstrong joins cast of Mike the Knight

British comedian, actor and TV presenter will take on the role of the King in a new festive special.

British comedian, actor and TV presenter, Alexander Armstrong is preparing for a regal role this Christmas as he joins the cast of Mike the Knight as the King in a seasonal feature episode.

Hit Entertainment's festive special of its popular kids' show, Mike the Knight and the Christmas Castle will air on CBeebies in the week running up to Christmas.

Armstrong - who it has been discovered can trace his ancestors right back to William the Conqueror - will also reprise the role in another feature length special, Mike the Knight Journey to Dragon Mountain, for release next year.

"To play the King in Mike the Knight is a real honour and it's given me some kudos with my sons," said Pointless presenter, Armstrong.

The festive episode will follow the adventures of Mike and an unexpected visitor as the world of Glendragon prepares for Christmas Day.

Michael Carrington, VP content and head of production, Hit Entertainment, added: "Alexander is the perfect person to play the KIng.

"He has a fantastically regal air and brings the right balance of warmth, humour and authority to the role. we are delighted to have on board."