On Christmas Day, Disney and the BBC will be releasing a new “Doctor Who” holiday special called “Joy to the World”, which will see Ncuti Gatwa return as the fifteenth Doctor.

In this new special, Nicola Coughlan, who has previously starred in “Bridgeton”, “Barbie” and “Derry Girls”, will star in

in an exciting undisclosed role.

Filming on the Christmas special took place last year, and when it was announced that she was joining Doctor Who, Nicola Coughlan said:

“I’m excited to join the Whoniverse under the leadership of the inimitable Russell T Davies. I’ve been a fan of Ncuti Gatwa for some time and getting to share the screen with him as the Doctor has been an absolute joy”.

Recently, during an appearance on Ireland AM, Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat shared an update on the upcoming Christmas Day special.

“Nicola is wonderful in it, she will break your heart. I’m not allowed to say anything about it. At least I think I’m not allowed to say anything about it so I’ll just shut up,”

Steven also teased the upcoming Christmas special during a behind-the-scenes video on YouTube for the “Empire of Death” episode.

“I can’t give away much more but work has begun on it already, and it’s mad, it’s one of the maddest Christmas specials you’ll ever see.  It’s epic, it goes to so many different places. And it’s a great story of who the Doctor is when he’s alone.”

With it still being in the middle of the summer, it’s unlikely we will get to see any major news on this special until December, as the BBC generally doesn’t promote the shows until much closer to release.    This new Christmas special will be released on Christmas Day on the BBC in the UK and on Disney+ around the world.  

The first season of “Doctor Who”, along with last year’s Christmas and 60th anniversary specials, are available to stream now on the BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Disney+ around the world. 

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Roger Palmer

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