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Jenkins reveals Doctor Who nerves

Katherine Jenkins does not consider herself an actress despite appearing in the Doctor Who Christmas special.

The Welsh singer admitted her nerves were "far worse" than usual at the prospect of getting in front of the camera for the hit BBC one show.

She told the Radio Times: "I spent a lot of time thinking about it. It's such an iconic show, and it's one that we watch as a family. I just thought 'I'd love to give it a try'.

"But I'm the first to say that I really don't consider myself an actress. So I asked if I could go in and read to them and I thought 'Well, if I'm rubbish they won't give it to me, will they?' So I read to them and they called me on my 30th birthday and offered me the part."

She plays Abigail in the festive episode alongside Harry Potter star Michael Gambon and regulars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.

Katherine described screen legend Michael, who plays miserly Kazran Sardick in the episode, as a "legend".

She said: "Then there were the scenes we had together. One in particular, where it's quite intense and just the two of us - to be opposite him and to be watching him, I couldn't believe his power. He moved me so much."

The seasonal special will be shown at 6pm on Christmas Day.

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