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Woo-Who! BBC releases details about Doctor Who Christmas special

Festive episode is entitled The Return Of Doctor Mysterio

It's undeniably one of the highlights of the Christmas TV schedule. And now Doctor Who fans will get a first look at the show’s Christmas special during BBC Children In Need.

The sneak peek of the festive episode, entitled The Return Of Doctor Mysterio, will air during the annual charity appeal show.

Dr Who star Peter Capaldi attending the Doctor Who Festival at the ExCel Centre in London.The clip will see the Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi and Nardole, played by Matt Lucas, team up with an investigative reporter played by Charity Wakefield and a masked vigilante played by Justin Chatwin to defend New York from a terrifying alien invasion. Justin ChatwinThe hour-long episode, which was written by Steven Moffat and filmed in Cardiff, also stars Adetomiwa Edun, Aleksandar Jovanovic and Logan Hoffman.

Steven has previously said: “I’ve always loved superheroes and this Christmas Doctor Who dives into that world.

Steven Moffat“My favourite superhero is Clark Kent. Not Superman, Clark Kent.”

The clip will air during BBC Children In Need’s Appeal Show on November 18 at 7pm on BBC One

Steven Moffat announced in January that he would be stepping down, and naturally the first question on everyone’s lips was: will current Doctor Peter Capaldi stay on without him?

New boss Chris Chibnall is set to take Steven’s place.

Peter Capaldi as The DoctorWhen Russell T Davies left the series, then-Time Lord David Tennant also handed over the keys to the Tardis so there could be a fresh start.

Peter told the Radio Times the BBC is keen for him to stay.

“I’ve been asked to stay on but it’s such a long time before I have to make that decision,” he explained.

“Steven’s been absolutely wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic, and I think he’s a hugely talented guy.

Peter Capaldi with Michelle Gomez and Jenna ColemanHe added: “As Steven will tell you, it’s very difficult to say goodbye.”

Chris’s first series will air in spring 2018.