Doctor Who Christmas special preview to air on Children in Need

Fans will get an early glimpse of when the Doctor met Father Christmas this Friday on BBC One

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Christmas is coming early for Doctor Who fans!

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Friday’s Children in Need appeal show on BBC One will, as has become traditional, show a short clip from the sci-fi series – and this year it’s going to be a look ahead to the Christmas special.

The special will star Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Nick Frost as Father Christmas, the latter having appeared in a surprise cameo at the end of series 8 finale Death in Heaven and in a new still from the episode, above.

In the new picture it looks like the Doctor and Father Christmas aren’t on the best of terms – although perhaps Santa’s just disappointed with the Time Lord’s scruffy hoodie-accessorised attire, and what looks like a downed sleigh in the background (accompanied by a relatively tall elf).

It’s also generally believed that Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) will be part of the episode, despite her apparent departure at the end of Death in Heaven. And who knows? Maybe there’ll be a Christmas wish to bring back Clara the happiness she’s lost.

In any case, we’ll have an idea of what we can expect on the 25th December in no time at all. It’s only two sleeps ‘til Christmas preview… 

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BBC Children in Need is on this Friday (14th November) on BBC One at 7.30pm