Dundee’s favourite mischief maker, Dennis, made a sneaky appearance in a teaser trailer for a popular TV series.
Fans watching the World Cup Final on BBC One on Sunday were treated to 40 seconds of promotional footage for the new series of Dr Who, starring Jodie Whittaker.
The trailer shows the doctor’s companions and features Bradley Walsh sitting reading a newspaper in a chip shop when the magic happens and his paper transforms into a Beano comic.
The cover of the 1981 Summer Special issue of the hit comic series can be seen and Bradley stares at it in confusion before looking around.
Comic star Dennis can be seen on the front cover riding a dolphin and firing a water pistol at a group of kids.
It is not the first time the lovable rogue has appeared in the cult television show.
Fans will remember when the eleventh doctor, Matt Smith, was spotted hiding behind the very same copy of the comic back in 2013.
However, that’s not all the trailer showed, as fans also got a glimpse of Whittaker’s other companions, Ryan and Yasmin, played by Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.
Cole’s character Ryan is in a cafe eating eggs, beans and toast and watching the football on his phone when the tables around him begin to shake and the camera cuts to an unknown person dunking a chip into an egg.
Gill’s character Yasmin is eating pizza with friends when she opens a pizza box, finds it empty and closes it.
The bookshelf behind her begins to shake and we see a flash of a figure on screen. When Yasmin opens the box again sitting inside is a full pizza.
At the end, white writing appears saying: “The universe is calling,” before the camera cuts to a smiling Whittaker as the doctor.
Whittaker, 36, was announced as the successor to former Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi last year.
A trailer at the Wimbledon men’s singles final in 2017 showed a cloaked figure walking through woods before the camera moves and a key to the Tardis magically appears in the figure’s hand.
The figure then removes a hood, Whittaker is revealed and she is seen walking to the Tardis.
She is making history as the first ever female doctor.
The Broadchurch star made her brief debut as the 13th doctor in the final minutes of the show’s Christmas special last year, when Capaldi regenerated.
The launch date of the latest series has yet to be announced with BBC bosses only saying it will return in the autumn.