An extract from the Ofcom report read "Overall this episode was typical of the Catherine Tate Show and would not have gone beyond the expectations of its usual audience.For those not familiar with the show, the information given at the start was adequate." Producer Russell T Davies said, "We are delighted that one of Britain's greatest talents has agreed to join us for the fourth series." Tate added, "I am delighted to be returning to Doctor Who.
She has won numerous awards for her work on the sketch comedy series The Catherine Tate Show as well as being nominated for an International Emmy Award and seven BAFTA Awards.
Following the success of The Catherine Tate Show, Tate played Donna Noble in the 2006 Christmas special of Doctor Who and later reprised her role, becoming the Tenth Doctor's regular companion for the fourth series in 2008.
She acted in sketches with David Tennant, Daniel Craig, Lenny Henry and the then Prime Minister Tony Blair, who used the show's famous catchphrase, "Am I bovvered?
" The episode was subject to criticism when 42 viewers complained about the amount of swearing, and accused Tate of bigotry over the depiction of a family from Northern Ireland as terrorists, whose Christmas presents included a balaclava and a pair of knuckle dusters, in reference to the Troubles.
Tate appeared as Queen Isabelle of Lilliput in the 2010 film adaptation of Gulliver's Travels.
On 18 March 2011, the video for Take That's new single "Happy Now" was debuted on Comic Relief.In 2009 she created a one off special spin off to The Catherine Tate Show. In the show, Nan played Scrooge, and was visited by 3 ghosts, one of whom was played by David Tennant.The show was a one off Christmas special however was followed by three other episodes in 20 which are known collectively as Catherine Tate's Nan.I had a blast last Christmas and look forward to travelling again through time and space with that nice man from Gallifrey." In 2008 Tate starred as Michelle, a promiscuous mathematics teacher, in David Eldridge's Under The Blue Sky at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, alongside Francesca Annis and Nigel Lindsay. She performed preview shows with the aid of a crutch.On 11 April 2009, 26 December 2009 and 30 January 2010, Tate and David Tennant guest hosted Jonathan Ross' BBC Radio 2 show.Undertaking Perkins' advice, after a live show Tate found the audience walking out of the show repeating the character's catchphrase Am I bovvered?