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12/19/2007 07:33:00 pm - Reported by Josiah Rowe

This year's Doctor Who Christmas special, "Voyage of the Damned", had a star-studded premiere at London's Science Museum Tuesday night. David Tennant was in attendance, and as previously reported laughed off rumors that he was quitting the series. Kylie Minogue was reportedly in Japan, but Geoffrey PalmerClive SwiftClive Rowe and Bernard Cribbins, all of whom appear in "Voyage", were present at the gala event.

Other Doctor Who actors attending the premiere included John SimmCamille CoduriNoel Clarke and Elisabeth Sladen, as well as past guest stars such as Michelle Collins and Tony Head. Celebrity guests included musician Nick Cave, broadcasterJo Whiley, comedy writer Richard Curtis, impressionist Jon Culshaw, journalist Andrew Marr, Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe and Labour Work and Pensions Secretary Peter Hain. Photos of the attendees can be seen at Getty Images,CBBC Newsround and Sky Showbiz.

The event was covered by a wide range of media. BBC News,CBBC NewsroundITN NewsThe Blackpool Gazette andThe Bolton News all have video of the event. The premiere is also covered by (in no particular order) The Western NewsThe Daily Recordinthenews.co.ukUPIThe Press AssociationSky Showbiz (twice), contactmusic.com,Total Sci FiOff the TellyRTÉicWales and The Guardian. Many of these reports focus on Tennant's denial of the departure rumors; others highlight a kiss between the Doctor and Kylie Minogue's character, Astrid.

Finally, CBBC Newsround has a largely spoiler-free review of the Christmas special itself.

UPDATE: The Press Association UK has published more video from the launch and previously unseen clips from "Voyage of the Damned"; it can be seen onClipSyndicate.

Thanks to "PolyG" of the Doctor Who Forum.