Ade Edmondson, best known for Bottom and The Young Ones, has secured a secret role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, after impressing directors Rian Johnson and JJ Abrams, according to The Sun.
A source said: "Ade is one of the most-loved comedy stars in the UK but even he would admit Star Wars is a surprise move for him.
"While JJ Abrams isn’t directing, he is still heavily involved and he is really keen on British talent.
"His character is top secret, like everything else to do with the film and its plot. But given his old comedy characters, it would make sense for them to give him an eccentric part."
Edmondson is an avid supporter of my hometown's football team, Exeter City F.C., and I'm looking forward to seeing Vyvyan, vanquisher of the Jedi, in action.