Kylie Confirmed!

I just can’t get this out of my head – Kylie Minogue in Doctor Who! At Christmas! Guaranteed to please the red-blooded Doctor Who fans as much as the gay ones, eh Russell?

Well I must say I’m pretty chuffed with the news, confirmation at last of the angelic antipodean’ appearance in the Doctor Who Christmas Special 2007, Voyage of the Damned. So what do the BBC News page and the BBC Official Doctor Who site say?

Pop star Kylie Minogue is to have “a major lead role” in this year’s Christmas special of Doctor Who.

The star will join David Tennant for Voyage of the Damned, an hour-long show following on from the current series, which ended in the UK on Saturday.

“This will be the most ambitious and best Christmas episode yet,” promised executive producer Russell T Davies.

“Doctor Who Xmas specials are always a joy and we feel very confident that this will be the most ambitious and best Christmas episode yet.”

“It is an incredible thrill to be joining David and the entire Doctor Who production for this year’s Christmas special,” added Kylie. “Doctor Who enjoys a unique history and it is going to be very exciting to be a part of that.”

There is also confirmation that Series 4 will air in Spring 2007, with more details of the Christmas special to come. The news also confirms the final viewing figures of the final episode of Series 3 – 9.4 million!

Reaction to the casting has been very positive. The Torchwood Institute claims:

Only three episodes after Sir Derek Jacobi is in an episode, you can have Kylie Minogue, and neither is at all out of place.

Finally, The Spoof have reinterpreted the news, reporting that footballer Dean Kiely is set to appear in Doctor Who.

Ooooh my aching sides…

Oh and its open season on Kylie pictures in the forum and in news bulletins between now and Christmas, OK?

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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