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Tom Cruise to star in Doctor Who

Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 14:15 [IST]

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

London, (ANI): Tom Cruise is reportedly getting set to make an appearance in a British TV show when he joins the cast of 'Doctor Who" in a special episode. The actor will join celebs such as Kylie Minogue, who have played a cameo on the hit show.

An insider revealed to the Daily Star that Cruise is also reportedly just one of the top American stars, including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Madonna, that the BBC is hoping to rope in to appear for three shows that will be filmed next near. They will hit screens only by 2009.

"BBC producers know they can't pay these stars what they are used to, but what they can offer is an exciting role in a real cutting-edge show. And the big stars love that kind of kudos," the Daily Snack quoted the insider, as telling the paper.

Rumours are also abuzz that three episodes will be the final time actor David Tennant will play the time-travelling Doctor, and that actress Billie Piper - who quit the show in 2006 - will return to play his sidekick Rose Tyler.

This year's Christmas special, Voyage Of The Damned, will see Kylie Minogue play a waitress at the 1912 launch party for the famously doomed ocean liner the Titanic, which sank after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

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