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Nick Frost to guest star in Christmas episode of 'Doctor Who'

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How’s this for a slice of fried gold? The BBC announced today that actor Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End) will guest star in this year’s special Christmas episode of Doctor Who, the production of which has now begun.

“I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show,” Frost said in a statement. “The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!”

Meanwhile, Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat said, “Frost at Christmas—it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago, and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”

The BBC also announced that the cast for the show will include Natalie Gumede, Faye Marsay, Nathan McMullen, and Michael Troughton, whose father, Patrick Troughton, played the second incarnation of the Doctor.