The Doctor is still doing well with the ladies
First off, it has been announced that music super-star Kylie Minogue will be the Christmas special companion. The only film I have seen her in is Moulin Rouge!, but I don't think the Green Fairy's giggling and playful rump-shaking is enough to create a fair appraisal. But judging by Kylie's overall fabulousness, I think she'll do a pretty good job in "Voyage of the Damned" special. There's two more bits of casting news I've included after the jump, but they include spoilers from the series three finale! Don't keep reading unless you've seen it already! You have been warned! Exclamation mark!
Martha Jones may have said her farewells in the final episode, but this is definitely not the last of Freema Agyeman. She has signed on for a starring role on Torchwood and, after three episodes of that, she will return to Doctor Who mid-season. I actually quite like Martha the way she is, but I think she'll acquire some interesting traits after doing a stint with the Torchwood gang. After all, hanging out with Captain Jack for extended periods of time can really do a number on a person.
Another familiar face will be returning to the Doctor, in the form of the new companion... The runaway bride herself, Donna, played by Catherine Tate. Her character was the special guest in last year's Christmas special and the Doctor initially invited her to join him on some more adventures, but she refused. I guess Donna has had a change of heart and decided that the TARDIS is way too cool to pass up. And yes, she will remain with the Doctor even upon Martha's return. I expect multiple catfights as the ladies vie for the Doctor's unattainable attention. Honestly, I didn't really care for loud Donna the first time around and was rather glad to be rid of her. This news doesn't exactly please me, but I understand that there are plenty of Donna fans out there and I have slowly come to accept over the past few months that Doctor Who wasn't created specifically to cater to me. Otherwise, I'd be the new companion. You've got to win me over, Tate!