Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will join the cast of the British sci-fi TV drama Doctor Who for a special Christmas episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter and the BBC.

Minogue, 39, would play a "major lead role" alongside Dr. Who (David Tennant). The hourlong episode, Voyage of the Damned, will start filming this month July in Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom.

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The special follows the storyline from the current series, which ended its season in the UK on Saturday.

It was speculated that Minogue, who halted her Showgirl world tour for 18 months when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, would appear in the show. As a singer, she is currently working on her 10th studio album.

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