British singer Foxes is the latest name to join the cast of Doctor Who series eight.
The Grammy award-winner will perform and make her acting debut opposite Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman in the forthcoming series which begins on BBC1 this August.
“I can’t believe I’m actually going to be in an episode of Doctor Who!” said the excited singer. “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!”
“We are completely thrilled that the amazingly talented Foxes is joining us on board… well, you’ll see,” added Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat who declined to elaborate on whether Foxes would be playing a character or appearing as herself. “Let’s just say, the Doctor is finally catching up on his phone calls.”
The casting follows a stellar year for Foxes who has enjoyed three hit singles – Youth, Let Go For Tonight and Holding Onto Heaven – and made the top five with her album Glorious.
She joins a string of confirmed guest stars including Keeley Hawes, Hermione Norris, Ben Miller, Frank Skinner and Tom Riley.