Katherine Jenkins' Doctor Who nerves

Katherine Jenkins has confessed she found appearing in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special more nerve-wracking than performing in front of thousands of people

Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins was worried she would mess up her part in the 'Doctor Who' Christmas special.

The opera singer - who plays Abigail in the one-off episode - admitted she found appearing in the "iconic" sci-fi drama far more nerve-wracking than performing live on stage in front of thousands.

She said: "It was far worse than any nerves I've ever had for any performance. 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."

The 30-year-old beauty - who stars opposite Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the BBC One special, which airs on Christmas Day (25.12.10) - explained her character becomes embroiled in a steamy romance.

Katherine added to Radio Times magazine: "My character's called Abigail. She's a young girl from a very humble background, a very poor family and she's not very well. The town where she comes from is ruled by a sort of tyrant who's played by Michael Gambon.

"The rest is very difficult to explain in a few sentences, but really, for her, it's a love story."


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