Foxes‘ cameo in the new episode of Doctor Who has appeared online ahead of the story’s transmission on BBC1 tomorrow (October 11).
The Southampton-born singer plays a jazz singer covering Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ in a story entitled Mummy On The Orient Express which also stars comedian Frank Skinner as a railway engineer. Foxes’ performance can be seen below.
Foxes has previously discussed how her appearance on the show came about by chance after the production team saw her in concert. She said: “I got chatting to the production team after they saw me in concert and told them how much I love the show. Next thing, they invite me to be on it. I can’t think of a better place to make my acting debut than on one of the UK’s most iconic shows.”
Other musicians to appear in Doctor Who include The Beatles, who were shown performing on TV in the 1965 adventure The Chase starring original Doctor, William Hartnell; jazz musician Courtney Pine, who played himself in 1988’s Cybermen story Silver Nemesis with seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy; and Mike Skinner, who played a security guard in 2010 story The Time Of Angels with 11th Doctor Matt Smith.
Mummy On The Orient Express is the eighth story in the current 12-part series, the first series to star Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor.
Foxes supports Pharrell Williams at London’s O2 tonight, before starting an eight-date headline tour on December 4.
Foxes will play:
Dublin Academy (December 4)
Belfast Limelight (5)
Bristol Anson Rooms (6)
Manchester Academy 2 (7)
London Shepherd’s Bush Empire (9)
Coventry Kasbah (10)
Oxford O2 Academy (11)
Brighton Concorde 2 (12)