DR WHO star David Tennant has agreed to become a celebrity patron of a pioneering cancer charity.
The West Lothian-born actor is supporting the Association for International Cancer Research , after hearing about the Scottish charity's ground-breaking work around the world.
He is currently filming a Dr Who Christmas special with Kylie Minogue, who has fought breast cancer.
David, 36, said: "I know only too well that cancer strikes without regard to age or race, country or creed, fame or fortune."
Chief executive Norman Barrett said he was delighted the actor would be helping raise awareness of the charity and its research.
He said: "As Dr Who, David is expert at fighting aliens: we hope his support will help us in the biggest medical fight we face - the fight against cancer."