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'Doctor Who' Jenna Coleman: '50th special changes direction of show'

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Doctor Who's Jenna Coleman has teased that the show's 50th anniversary special is a "transformation episode".

The actress - who joined the long-running BBC series last year - described the interaction between Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt's Doctors as "great".

Jenna-Louise Coleman, 72nd Annual Peabody Awards, New York, Doctor Who

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Jenna Coleman



She told Access Hollywood: "The whole episode is a massive celebration and it's kind of about celebrating the last 50 years of Doctor Who, with a massive team of us all thrown in there, but it's quite a transformation episode and it very much changes the direction of where the show is going in quite a big way.

"It's in the can and all the 3D and effects and everything like that is taking place as we speak," she said of the episode, which will air on November 23.

John Hurt was introduced as The Doctor in the series seven finale 'The Name of the Doctor', and Coleman said that the 50th special will "explore" his character.

'Doctor Who' promo image - Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in 'The Bells of Saint John'

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Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman in 'Doctor Who'



"He is the Doctor that no-one knew about. He is the Doctor that's never talked about, not mentioned, and of course we're going to explore why and that story, and also see David's Doctor and Matt's Doctor and John's Doctor – the three of them interacting, which is great," she added.

The special will be Smith's penultimate episode before bowing out of the show at Christmas.

The show's eighth series - the first featuring the 12th Doctor - will air in 2014, with Coleman continuing to appear as companion Clara Oswald.

Watch the final scene of 'The Name of the Doctor' below (contains spoilers):

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