Spinning Around (Spoiler?)

SO, is she or isn’t she? We probably won’t know until Christmas, but there are many in fandom – and now the Press – declaring that Kylie Minogue’s character in this years Doctor Who Christmas special Voyage of the Damned Astrid Perth is in fact…

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Surely this is nonsense? Well, perhaps, perhaps not. It has been reported on widely in the tabloid press, and picked up here by Yahoo.

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The 39-year-old singer will appear as waitress Astrid Perth in the hit BBC show, a character linked to the Doctor’s time machine.

Astrid is an anagram of Tardis and the character’s surname means ‘part’ in Welsh – the name translates as ‘part Tardis’.

“Viewers have often been told the Tardis is a living organism. But mystery has always surrounded what it is and what gives it its powers.

“The elements we know about Kylie’s appearance all point towards her being the Tardis.”

Well, well, well. And of course, Kylie had a hit with a song called “Spinning Around” – oh the in-jokes are endless….

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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