As I reported yesterday (here), some extra casting for the Christmas Special has been confirmed via the Doctor Who Magazine. One of the names on that list is Pooky Quesnel.
Looking at her online CV (here), it shows that she will be playing a character known as The Captain. Some of you may remember the rumours going around a couple of weeks back (here) concerning Jason Issacs, also reported to be making an appearance in the special as a character called The Captain.
So with this in mind, does it mean those rumours can be quashed? Taking a potential giant leap here, it seems safe to assume that either there are two captains OR Doctor Who will be airing its first gender bending episode OR those Jason Issacs rumours were just that, rumours. As always, as soon as we know more you will be updated