ByGorgana Gaboom, writer at

Rumours have now hit the major Doctor Who forums that Coronation Street star, Natalie Gumede, will replace Jenna Coleman for the ninth series of Doctor Who in 2015.

Gumede, who is best known for her role as Kirsty Soames in the hit ITV soap opera, Coronation Street is also set to appear in this years Christmas Special, titled "Last Christmas" alongside the Time Lord (Peter Capaldi), his time travelling assistant, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) and Santa Claus (Nick Frost).

The 60 minute special is set on an icy polar base under siege from harrowing dream creatures of extreme power, and was previously rumoured to be Jenna Coleman's final trip in the TARDIS, before dying in the Doctor's arms.


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