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BBC Worldwide have just announced the names of three guest stars who are set to feature in this year's Doctor Who Christmas Special. So far, only Peter Capaldi has been confirmed to reprise his role as the Twelfth Doctor as a result of lead stars Jenna Coleman and Samuel Anderson wanting to keep the climax of Season Eight under wraps, but the revelation that the aforementioned trio of esteemed actors are hopping aboard the TARDIS this Christmas should be more than enough to keep fans content for now.
As tempting as it is, we shan't keep you in suspense any longer: Nick Frost, Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton are the latest high-profile stars scheduled to appear in one of the world's best-loved science-fiction dramas. Whilst Frost is best known for his various big-screen collaborations with the similarly-beloved British comedian Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead and Paul amongst them), McMullen and Troughton's work on TV projects such as Misfits and Holby City inevitably means that their names won't be quite so instantly recognisable for the vast majority of viewers. That's not to say that they're not ideal additions to the Whoniverse, though - indeed, Michael has the rare honour of being the son of the Second Doctor himself, Patrick Troughton and is therefore arguably better suited to a role on the show than the vast majority of thespians! Be sure to stay tuned to On-Screen in the coming weeks as we learn more regarding the immediate future of Doctor Who and what lies in store for its latest festive outing.
The new series of Doctor Who continues this Saturday, September 20th with "Time Heist" at 7.30pm on BBC One.
UPDATE (19-09-2014, 4pm): Since we flagged up the Beeb's monumentally exhilarating casting announcement this morning, BBC Worldwide have gone one step further and announced that Coronation Street's Natalie Gumede and Pride's Faye Marsay will also star in the as-of-yet-unnamed festive instalment. Better yet, Jenna Coleman will reprise her role as Clara Oswald - it seems that the Impossible Girl's tale isn't over yet! A new promotional image of Nick Frost's still-to-be-identified character can be seen below.