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Foxes To Appear On 'Doctor Who'

30 May 2014 | 9:57 am | Staff Writer

The British pop star will act and sing in a forthcoming episode

Grammy Award-winning British performer Foxes has been cast in an unspecified role for an episode in the upcoming season of Doctor Who.

Foxes, known to her mum as Louisa Rose Allen, confirmed her casting in an interview with BBC Radio 1, the UK's foremost public-service broadcaster reported.

"It all came about from a chance meeting," Foxes told the station. "I was playing a gig and got chatting to the show's production team.

"I was telling them how much I loved Doctor Who and next thing they invited me to be on it!"

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Showrunner Steven Moffat, who famously quit Twitter in 2012 citing workload reasons while simultaneously fending off accusations of misogyny (an issue that has plagued his run on Who), was overwhelmingly positive, if typically vague, about the casting. "We are completely thrilled that the amazingly talented Foxes is joining us on board ... well, you'll see," he said.

Foxes is not the first musician to have links with the show, which since its revival in 2005 has featured not only the songs of acts such as Britney Spears, Soft Cell, David Bowie, Electric Light Orchestra, Rogue Traders, Elton John, Joy Division, Scissor Sisters, The Specials, and several others, but given guest and cameo roles to artists including Kylie Minogue and pop band McFly - and the revival's first companion, Rose, was played by singer and actress Billie Piper.

The eighth revived season of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor with Jenna Coleman as his trusty companion, dropped its first teaser trailer a couple of days ago (and it kind of pales in comparison with this fan-made one). It will begin airing in August.