Jodie has played The Doctor on the sci-fi series since 2017 after becoming the first female actor to take on the role.
“I’ve not cried like that for such a long time,” she said of filming the upcoming festive special.
He's set to reprise his role as the Ninth Doctor in an upcoming audio series.
After his break-out role in Pool Of London, Earl acted in Doctor Who and the James Bond film Thunderball.
The actor was a leading campaigner for racial equality within the acting profession.
The sci-fi series has revealed Jo Martin as a previously unknown incarnation of The Doctor.
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"People love the way I look in that series, but I was very ill," the actor writes in his new autobiography.
As ever, an eclectic mix of shows have received nominations for Must-See Moment.