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Published on December 21st, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

It’s a Small World!

Talk about meant to be! No sooner had this year’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 them…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 himself…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.”

Who says that it’s not a small world?!

Katherine will also be singing in this year’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 “Christmassy” episode of Doctor Who ever!

A Christmas Carol airs in the UK on 25th December 2010.

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