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Doctor Who Christmas Special

This year's Doctor Who Christmas Special is set to be a cracker (geddit?!?!)!

Doctor Who Christmas Special

Katherine Jenkins is starring in the show, alongside Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Michael Gambon (the actor who plays Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films).

Katherine Jenkins in the Doctor Who Christmas Special

The opera star told the Radio Times that her nerves were "far worse" than normal before the show.

Doctor Who Christmas Special

She said: "I just thought I'd love to give it a try'. But I'm the first to say that I really don't consider myself an actress."

Doctor Who Christmas Special

It's Katherine Jenkins' first acting role and she is over the moon: "I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever."

Doctor Who Christmas Special

Lucky Laurence Belcher snatched a role in the Crimbo special.

Doctor Who Christmas Special

According to the makers, this episode is a 'clever twist' on the classic tale A Christmas Carol.

Doctor Who Christmas Special

Show boss Steven Moffatt revealed: "It's all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters. And the Doctor. And a honeymoon."

Doctor Who Christmas Special

Matt Smith's second series as Doctor Who will be aired next year.

Doctor Who Christmas Special with Matt Smith, Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins

The finale of the last series saw Amy Pond get married to Rory Williams, played by Arthur Darvill.