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May 29th, 2014 66 comments

Foxes to appear in new series of Doctor Who

Foxes to appear in new series of Doctor Who

British singer-songwriter Foxes will perform a track and appear in the new series of Doctor Who, which lands this August on BBC One.

Foxes, speaking about her casting said: “I can’t believe I’m actually going to be in an episode of Doctor Who! Especially as it all came about from a chance meeting. I was playing a gig and got chatting to the show’s production team who’d been watching my performance. I was telling them how much I loved Doctor Who and next thing they invited me to be on it. I couldn’t think of a better place to make my acting debut than on one of the UK’s most iconic shows!”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, said: “We are completely thrilled that the amazingly talented Foxes is joining us on board … well, you’ll see. Let’s just say, the Doctor is finally catching up on his phone calls.”

Grammy award-winning Foxes has recently been on tour in the UK, supporting her album Glorious, which recently debuted top 5 in the official album chart. This follows on from her three hit singles – Youth, Let Go For Tonight and Holding Onto Heaven.

Guest stars confirmed to join Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the new series, which will air on BBC One this August, include Frank Skinner, Ben Miller, Tom Riley, Keeley Hawes and Hermione Norris.


66 comments

  • dan23uk

    June 5th, 2014 - 8:54am

    in s4 thay had rose appear in some eps in background for seconds. If u look away u miss it. Is It’s rumours There doing that this time with objects vehicles.

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    • dan23uk

      June 5th, 2014 - 9:09am

      It may be rumoured these characters
      May be in s8 if not s9
      master/daleks/river Song/
      k9/medding monk/clockwork droids/sensorites/

    • Anonymous

      June 5th, 2014 - 9:03pm

      Where have you heard this from? If so do you have a link???

  • james01

    June 2nd, 2014 - 11:07am

    great

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  • Obsie

    June 1st, 2014 - 5:24pm

    “Of course, wearing a bit thin!”

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  • Melina

    June 1st, 2014 - 2:44pm

    Doctor Who’s had guest stars in the RTD era, why are people only complaining now? I don’t see a problem.

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      June 5th, 2014 - 3:22pm

      Classic Series has guest stars in the 1980’s as well like Brian Blessed in ‘The Trial of a Time Lord’ for example.

  • Lea

    June 1st, 2014 - 9:14am

    how many episodes is there going to be?

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    • Anonymous

      June 1st, 2014 - 9:41am

      13 but the 13th Episode is rumoured to be the Christmas Special

    • Lea

      June 1st, 2014 - 4:55pm

      thanks

    • the astronaut of death

      June 1st, 2014 - 4:57pm

      Yeah there is a rumour the 12th episode in November will end on a Cliff hanger leading up to the Xmas special

  • TheMrMaster

    May 31st, 2014 - 6:36pm

    Is series 8 going to be in 2 parts or just 1?

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    • the astronaut of death

      May 31st, 2014 - 7:24pm

      Just 1

    • Whoisthedoctor

      June 3rd, 2014 - 4:19pm

      So is series 9

  • HalfPintOfInnes

    May 30th, 2014 - 4:00pm

    Very talented singer, been a fan of her’s since she started, she’s a really sweet girl and I’m sure she will fit right in. Really happy they are casting her, not sure why everyone is getting so wound up about someone young and current being on the show. Gives it a new lease of life and freshens things up. Just what the show has been needing recently.

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  • Jammy2305

    May 30th, 2014 - 11:22am

    Seems to me they’re throwing in all these guest stars so that Capaldi’s first series gets more views. Makes you wonder if they’re worried by the backlash from certain so called fans about his casting? (I for one am damn excited to see Capaldi. We don’t need an all star cast to show how good HE is…)

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    • anon

      May 30th, 2014 - 1:20pm

      No we don’t I can’t wait to see Capaldi I’m watching all his back catalogue and loving it.

    • The TARDIS

      May 30th, 2014 - 2:32pm

      Fans who don’t want to watch the show because of who’s been cast as the Doctor before his debut are really not worth calling fans. Save judgement until his second story is over is what I tend to go for.

  • Ethandwfan1

    May 30th, 2014 - 1:27am

    Such a good celebrity line up for dw can’t wait

    ALONSY!…

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  • hayden7257

    May 29th, 2014 - 11:35pm

    I LOVE FOXES! Shes only gonna be in it for a few scenes so cool!

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  • Big D

    May 29th, 2014 - 11:27pm

    A bit worried about the way the BBC is starting to stuff New Who with “guest stars”. A little too reminiscent of the final few years of Classic Who for my liking. Sometimes less is more BBC !!!

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  • Anonymous

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:40pm

    Oh no, not another person Moffat just randomly pulls in to ruin another episode of Dr Who πŸ™

    The one thing that bothers me is that this is her first acting job, so she might not be very skilled…

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    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 29th, 2014 - 10:58pm

      Katherine Jenkins first major acting role was in ‘Doctor Who’ and she was excellent. Singers can often act well.

    • Anonymous

      May 30th, 2014 - 8:48am

      I hope so!

      I wonder what it means about the Doctor catching up on all of his phone calls???

    • The TARDIS

      May 31st, 2014 - 7:51am

      Could be that phone call at the end of The Big Bang. An Egyptian goddess loose on the Orient Express in space. The phone call came from “your Majesty”… Probably isn’t, but you never know,

    • the astronaut of death

      May 31st, 2014 - 1:59pm

      Actually a rumoured title for one of
      Of the episodes is the mummy on the orient express

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2014 - 2:22pm

      Wasn’t that going to be the 2010 Christmas special instead of A Christmas Carol?

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:21pm

    some really different people are going to be in the series this year, and I don’t think this many guests have been! can’t wait to see what they all do

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  • 76 Totters Lane

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:14pm

    Yes! So happy. She’s a great singer.

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  • bigfin20

    May 29th, 2014 - 9:47pm

    I’ve heard of her. Never been bothered to listen to any of het music.

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  • dan23uk

    May 29th, 2014 - 8:21pm

    Iv not liked it when people have sung in doctor who before

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    • 76 Totters Lane

      May 29th, 2014 - 10:14pm

      I have.

  • dan23uk

    May 29th, 2014 - 7:54pm

    Not heard of her/music

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  • Lea

    May 29th, 2014 - 7:43pm

    that’s going to be good

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  • Obsie

    May 29th, 2014 - 6:50pm

    I’m sorry, I’m so, so sorry. Who?

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    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 6:56pm

      Don’t worry

      Your not on your own

    • Dalek1234

      May 31st, 2014 - 5:08pm

      I don’t know who she is either!

    • The Clock Strikes 12

      May 31st, 2014 - 5:58pm

      Me too

    • The Other

      June 1st, 2014 - 8:24pm

      Really?
      I don’t listen to a large variety of music but I still know of her, she seems quite talented
      πŸ˜‰

  • thedaleksdeath

    May 29th, 2014 - 3:35pm

    Never heard of her. Although I’m hating people judge her already when we have not saw her in the series yet. Heck look at Billie Piper, she was a singer before coming an actress. People these days..

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:16pm

      I know, the arrogance of humanity eh.

      I’ve been called arrogant myself, but I’ve encountered people in life with more arrogance then I’ll ever have.

    • The Other

      June 1st, 2014 - 8:27pm

      I can assure you she seems very talented
      πŸ˜‰
      people really should open their minds a little and give new stars a chance

  • DOCTOR WHO ONE

    May 29th, 2014 - 2:35pm

    Never heard of her.

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  • Dalekmus Prime

    May 29th, 2014 - 1:45pm

    I don’t know what to make of this. I’ve never heard of this singer, let alone listened to one of her songs, so I have no idea if she’s bad or good. I liked Emilia Jones’s singing in The Rings of Akhaten, but that’s a completely different person. I suppose I just have to wait and see.

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  • Darren White

    May 29th, 2014 - 1:12pm

    Has anyone forgotten about a little known singer called “Billie Piper” See how wrong everyone was proved there, give the girl to chance!

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    • Anonymous

      May 30th, 2014 - 11:07am

      I agree! Billie Piper was a singer and nobody was bothered about her, so was Katherine Jenkins and again nobody was bothered so why should we be bothered about her? As Darren said, Give her a chance even if shes bad or not she might be good at acting we just have to wait and see.

  • Tardisbob

    May 29th, 2014 - 12:52pm

    Tardis lands at a concert, possibly

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    • Sam (UDWF1)

      May 29th, 2014 - 4:50pm

      Personally I hope she’ll be a proper character rather than just some pop star, similar to Katherine Jenkins in A Christmas Carol

    • Tardisbob

      May 30th, 2014 - 8:55am

      It was done well in a Christmas carol because at Christmas everyone likes a sing song, the rings of akhaten was below average, who wants to see doctor who become the British version of glee with a sing song every five minutes.

  • T4RD1S

    May 29th, 2014 - 12:32pm

    what?, i know who foxes is but why is she going to perform a track on doctor who, the rings of akhaten was bad so this better not be awful

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  • Northman

    May 29th, 2014 - 12:32pm

    With yet another “celebrity” being announced (this one singing no less), i have a horrible and growing feeling that our new Dr is simply forgetting story and script and is having to bring in these people as a way of covering thin storylines?

    I hope i am proven wrong!!

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    • anon

      May 29th, 2014 - 5:25pm

      I agree with you my heart sinks at this it really does, please please Moffat don’t turn Dr who into a laughing stock not with Peter in the role,

    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 5:36pm

      Its an exppeiriment

    • Dalekmus Prime

      May 29th, 2014 - 8:48pm

      I know Steven Moffat’s writing is highly controversial among Doctor Who fans, but I personally enjoyed most of his writing, (Series 6B and Clara’s inconsistent character excluded) and I have faith that I, at least, will be happy with Series 8.

    • Big D

      May 29th, 2014 - 11:31pm

      You are not alone Northman for I too carry the same sense of dread.

      Ive said it before and I’ll go on saying it… get rid of Moffat and bring in Gattis as showrunner.

  • the astronaut of death

    May 29th, 2014 - 12:10pm

    Wow this this will be interesting . but I’m still exited

    Rings of akhaten the sequel?

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  • The Cyber Squirrel

    May 29th, 2014 - 11:38am

    Moffat is turning in to JNT…

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    • Dalekmus Prime

      May 29th, 2014 - 8:50pm

      How? Though his writing is somewhat controversial among some long-time fans of the show, it’s been under his era that the Doctor has become more alien and eccentric, like in the Classic Series, and the show has become more popular in other countries.

    • TheWhomobile

      May 29th, 2014 - 9:33pm

      Well JNT was awfully fond of his guest stars

  • sammyboi101

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:29am

    This is very very strange and to be honest I cannot see it ending well…

    Lets just wait and see…

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  • Anonymous

    May 29th, 2014 - 10:10am

    you joking me? NO! Dr Who is not like that at all! i hated Katherine Jenkins in Christmas Carol! Dr Who is not about singers! Rant Over

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    • the astronaut of death

      May 29th, 2014 - 12:17pm

      But we actually rarely have sings

      In the last 4 years we have had about 2 or 3 singers on the show

      So there has not been too many

    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      May 29th, 2014 - 2:34pm

      Ahh dude, Billie Piper was a Singer before she turned actress and became Rose Tyler πŸ˜›

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