Kylie in Dr Who Special

7 12 2007

The official BBC Doctor Who website has announced that the forthcoming Christmas special, Voyage of the Damned, will be 71 minutes long – longer than either of the two previous Christmas specials, and the longest single episode since the show returned in 2005.

The episode is set to air at 6.50pm on BBC 1 on Christmas Day and will also be repeated on New Year’s Day at 2.15pm.   The BBC have also revealed that a brand-new one hour Doctor Who Confidential, listed as a ‘Kylie Special’ will be shown on BBC 3 on Christmas Day at 8.30pm.

Talking about the upcomming one-off special Kylie, who plays Astrid, a waitress on the The Titanic revelaed, “It is an incredible thrill to be joining David and the entire Dr Who production for this year’s Christmas special.  Dr Who enjoys a unique history and it is going to be very exciting to be a part of that.”

Executive producer Russell T Davies, who has also written the script has promised that, “This will be the most ambitious and best Christmas episode yet,” and that he was “delighted and excited” by Kylie’s participation.

The 2006 Christmas special attracted an audience of 9.4 million.

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