Kylie Minogue to star in Dr Who

Last updated at 08:00 03 July 2007

Singer and actress Kylie Minogue will this month be getting her teeth into some out of this world filming when she joins Dr Who.

The BBC has confirmed that the Aussie songbird is teaming up with the Doc in a major lead role in an hour long special this Christmas.

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie will be joining David Tennant for the episode, Voyage of the Damned, which starts filming this month in Cardiff.

The production team has also confirmed the storyline will follow on directly from the ending of series three where viewers witnessed The Titanic crash through the Tardis walls.

The episode has been written by Doctor Who's executive producer and head writer Russell T Davies.

He said: "We are delighted and excited to announce that Kylie Minogue will be joining the Doctor. Doctor Who Christmas specials are always a joy and we feel very confident that this will be the most ambitious and best Christmas episode yet."

Kylie added: "It is an incredible thrill to be joining David and the entire Dr Who production for this year's Christmas speical.

The fourth series of Doctor Who - featuring two assistants - will return in spring next year.

Freema Agyeman, 28, who was rumoured to be facing the axe from the BBC1 revival, will be absent from the first half of the fourth series.

The mystery new companion will join the Doctor for the entire 13-week run of the next series and is expected to be announced shortly.

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