Alexander Armstrong, the comedian, actor and presenter of 'Pointless', is to voice Danger Mouse in a revamped version of the 80s cartoon. The show will air on CBBC starting in 2015.

Alexander Armstrong outside BBC Radio 2 studios
Alexander Armstrong admits he's always been a Danger Mouse fan

The acclaimed actor and comedian Kevin Eldon - best known for Big Train and Brass Eye - will voice Danger Mouse's loyal assistant Penfold while the recognisable voice of Come Dine With Me's Dave Lamb will narrate the series. Shauna Macdonald will play Professor Squawkencluck while Morwenna Banks will voice numerous parts.

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Alexander Armstrong said: "As a lifelong fan of Danger Mouse I was ecstatic just to know that the show was coming back. To be actually involved with the reboot and to be taking DM out to a whole new generation is about as close to a dream job as you could wish for."

On Penfold, Eldon said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be the new voice of Danger Mouse's trusty sidekick Penfold. It's a role and not a mole, Penfold's not a mole, he's a hamster that I'm going to really enjoy. When I am recording the episodes, I'll be making sure that at all times my eyebrows are at least three inches above my head."

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The original series featured Only Fools and Horses' David Jason as Danger Mouse and the brilliant comic actor Terry Scott as Penfold. Created by Cosgrove Hall in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, the show ran from 1981 to 1992 and followed Danger Mouse, the world's greatest secret agent on his various missions.

The new reboot is a co-production between CBBS and FreemantleMedia Kids & Family - the team behind Ella the Elephant, Tree Fu Tom and Max Steel. We're yet to find out an exact release date, but mid 2015 is likely.