Vid Shaun of the Dead star Nick Frost will appear in Doctor Who's Christmas special as Santa Claus.
Viewers of last night's finale on the Beeb will have seen Frost arrive at the entrance to the Tardis as a deadpan Father Christmas, after the Doctor's cryptic farewell with Clara.
Coo-eee! [knock, knock] Hello. [knock, knock] Doctor. You know it can't end like that. We need to get this sorted and quickly. She's not alright, y'know. And neither are you. I'm coming in.
There you are. I knew I'd get around to you eventually. Now, stop gawping and tell me: what do you want for Christmas?
A brief trailer hints at an Alien-like or even dino-inspired monster. While we find the Doctor stuck in a dark and dreary-looking North Pole.
Meanwhile, for those of you who missed it, here's our review of series eight's final episode – Death in Heaven. ®