BBC's 'Doctor Who' Taps UK Singer Foxes for Appearance
LONDON -- Young British singer-songwriter Foxes will perform a song and guest star in an episode of the new season of BBC sci-fi hit Doctor Who, the U.K. public broadcaster said Thursday.
In Britain, the 25-year-old singer, whose real name is Louisa Rose Allen, is known for her vocals on Zedd's "Clarity" and several solo singles, including "Let Go For Tonight" and "Holding Onto Heaven." "Clarity" won Zedd and Foxes the Grammy for best dance recording this year, beating out such competition as Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren and Kaskade.
It was also recently announced that Foxes would serve as support act for Pharrell Williams on his upcoming U.K. tour dates.
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"I can't believe I'm actually going to be in an episode of Doctor Who, especially as it all came about from a chance meeting," Foxes, who was born in Southampton but is now based in London, said in a statement. "I was playing a gig and got chatting to the show's production team who'd been watching my performance."
She added: "I was telling them how much I loved Doctor Who and next thing they invited me to be on it. I couldn't think of a better place to make my acting debut than on one of the U.K.'s most iconic shows!"
The show, which in the U.S. airs on BBC America, is set to return in August with new lead Peter Capaldi joining Jenna Coleman.
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Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, said: "We are completely thrilled that the amazingly talented Foxes is joining us on board ... well, you'll see."
Hinting at her role, he said: "Let's just say the Doctor is finally catching up on his phone calls."
Foxes' recent album Glorious, which debuted in the top 5 of Britain's official album charts, follows several singles releases. She previously also appeared on Fall Out Boy's "Just One Yesterday" and Rudimental's "Right Here."