Production has begun today on the 'Doctor Who Christmas Special', with fans promised their "favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon".
Joining the Doctor (Matt Smith) and newlyweds Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) in the special are acting legend Michael Gambon and, making her acting debut, singer Katherine Jenkins.
Commenting, Jenkins said: "I'm over the moon to be involved in the 'Doctor Who Christmas Special' - I can't quite believe it as it's a part of the family tradition at the Jenkins household. I heard the news that I got the role on my 30th birthday and it was the best birthday present ever!"
'Doctor Who's lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, said: "Oh, we're going for broke with this one. It's all your favourite Christmas movies at once, in an hour, with monsters and the Doctor and a honeymoon and - oh, you'll see.
"I've honestly never been so excited about writing anything. I was laughing madly as I typed along to Christmas songs in April. My neighbours loved it so much they all moved away and set up a website demanding my execution. But I'm fairly sure they did it ironically."