More details have been revealed about Rick Fox's upcoming appearance on The Big Bang Theory. The former Dancing With the Stars contestant will play an ex-boyfriend of Bernadette on the series, causing some anxiety on Wolowitz's part about whether he can measure up.
"Wolowitz is deeply flawed and insecure, so his relationship with Bernadette will be tricky," Big Bang creator Chuck Lorre told Movieline. "We’re shooting an episode this week with Rick Fox playing the former lover of Bernadette, and that causes Howard extreme paranoia and security — as it would any man, really."
Did Rick appear on the show because girlfriend Eliza Dushku did earlier in the season? "No, but he did come to the show when we were shooting the episode with Eliza. It seemed to be a natural outgrowth of hanging with him that we thought it would be hilarious if he had dated Bernadette. Just knowing that she had been with a man who’s 6-foot-7 and perhaps one of the more handsome human beings in the world — what that might do for Howard?"
The episode is slated to air in January.