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Published on February 13th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

EastEnders Star vs Eleventh Doctor

EastEnders star Nina Wadia to appear in Doctor WhoRevealed in red stop stinker tabloid The Sun today, news that a current EastEnders star is to appear in the new series of Doctor Who opposite Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith.

Nina Wadia – scary post office lady Zainab in the depressing soap – will become the third member of the Goodness Gracious Me comedy team to gain a Doctor Who connection. Colleague Meera Syal has already recorded her scenes for Season 31 (episodes 8 and 9 according to IMDb) while Syal’s husband – Kumars at no 42 star Sanjeev Baskar – appeared in the Big Finish Eighth Doctor season closer World Wide Web.

“It was brilliant to be let out for a couple of days to do something else and it was great working with Matt Smith.

“I play a bit of a baddie. And yes, like my EastEnders character Zainab, she’s not a very pleasant woman – but at least I’m human and not some kind of strange alien life-form.”

Nina added: “I play a doctor – more of a psychiatric doctor than a traditional medical one.”

We’re just weeks away from the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who ladies and gentlemen, and I bet you can’t wait…

(We would link to the article in The Sun, but we don’t out of principle.)

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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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