The Minions travel in three different Tardises for Doctor Who-inspired video

The cult characters appeared in various TV locations pursued by Radio 1’s Greg James in the newly-released sketch

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We’ve met the Doctor’s new companions – and they’re tiny, yellow and incomprehensible.

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Well, sort of – the fan-favourite Minions of the Despicable Me animated films (who have their own spin-off film coming out this weekend) didn’t actually travel with the Time Lord, but they certainly had a good go at piloting his blue box in a new video released by Radio 1.

The sketch sees DJ Greg James forced to shepherd the wayward Minions towards their appearance on the One Show – but they get a bit diverted (as anyone would be) when they spot the Tardis.

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Or should that be Tardis-es? You see, the yella fellas don’t just take a jaunt in Peter Capaldi’s ride but also try their luck in an appropriately black-and-white version of William Hartnell’s console room, as well as the Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s grungier interior.

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The Minions also visit the set of Coronation street, Blue Peter and various news programmes in the video, which you can see below – though if you’re only interested in the Doctor Who segment, that begins at around 2 minutes 25 seconds.

All in all, it’s a fun way to pay tribute to Britain’s great TV shows – although we’re not sure if we can quite forgive Greg James for his regenerating Tenth Doctor impression.

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I don’t wanna go!

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Too soon, man. Too soon.