Former Coronation Street star Natalie Gumede, notorious in Weatherfield as Tyrone-basher Kirsty, has started filming the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special in Cardiff.

Natalie’s joining a host of other guest stars including actor Nick Frost, The White’s Queen’s Faye Masay, Misfits star Nathan McMullen, and Michael Troughton, who is the son of former Doctor Patrick Troughton.

Likely to be shown again on BBC1 this Christmas Day, Nick Frost says: “I’m so thrilled to have been asked to guest in the Doctor Who Christmas special, I’m such a fan of the show. The read-through was very difficult for me; I wanted to keep stuffing my fingers into my ears and scream ‘No spoilers!’ Every day on set I’ve had to silence my internal fan boy squeals!”

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat, who also wrote this latest Christmas adventure, adds: “Frost at Christmas – it just makes sense! I worked with Nick on the Tintin movie many years ago and it’s a real pleasure to lure him back to television for a ride on the TARDIS.”