Talk about meant to be! No sooner had this yearâ€™s guest star for the Doctor Who Christmas special – Katherine Jenkins – auditioned for her part, the next minute and some 200 miles away she was running into Matt Smith in her hotel lobby!
Talking to the Daily Express, Katherine-who will be giving her acting debut in A Christmas Carol on Christmas day-revealed how she ran smack bang into Smith merely hours after she read the lines for her part as Abigail Pettigrew. The Singer revealed:
“I went along to the casting director’s office in London the day before my 30th birthday and ran through about four or five scenes with themâ€¦Afterwards I drove 200 miles away to a hotel in Somerset to meet with some family and friends and guess who was the first person I saw as I walked into the lobby?
“Only Matt Smith himselfâ€¦I wanted to go over to him and yell, ‘I might be acting alongside you’. But I had signed a confidentiality agreement not to breathe a word. I couldn’t even tell my mum where I’d been.â€
Who says that itâ€™s not a small world?!
Katherine will also be singing in this yearâ€™s Doctor Who Christmas special, if rumours are to be believed. She will be starring alongside acting legend Sir Michal Gambon in what Steven Moffat is calling the most â€œChristmassyâ€ episode of Doctor Who ever!
A Christmas Carol airs in the UK on 25th December 2010.