It has also been revealed that Warwick Davis (Life’s Too Short), Jason Watkins (Being Human) and Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders) will all appear in the episode next year.
The episode will see the Doctor and his new companion (Jenna-Louise Coleman) encounter the Cybermen and a band of misfits – played by Davis, Watkins and Outhwaite – on a mysterious planet.
Executive producer, Steven Moffat said: “Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing.”
He added: “And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.”