David Tennant To Play “Virgin Mary” In Radio Nativity

More information from Absolute Radio on their celebrity Nativity play:

David Tennant, one of Britain’s most popular actors, today agreed to take on a challenging new role as the “Virgin Mary” in Absolute Radio’s celebrity nativity play.

The Scottish star, best known for his role as Doctor Who, will appear in full costume alongside breakfast show host Christian O’Connell as Joseph for the tongue-in-cheek one-off performance which is being broadcast live across the UK on Absolute Radio from their central London studios.

The nativity-with-a-twist will also feature former Arsenal football legend and Rock n Roll Football presenter Ian Wright in a mystery role (he will only be given his costume and script on the day) and live music will be supplied by the million-selling singer songwriter Newton Faulkner.

The roles of the three wise men will be performed by three David Tennant fans who won an Absolute Radio competition to co-star with him.

Absolute Radio presenters will take on the remaining roles including breakfast show co-presenter Richie Firth as “the star”, Travel presenter Maggie Doyle as “Queen Herod”, Newsreader Andrew Bailey as “Narrator” and fellow DJ Russ Williams as “Shepherd”.

The set, catering, drinks and costumes will all be donated by listeners who are keen to help ensure there’s a party atmosphere on the final Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show of 2012.

Award-winning Absolute Radio Breakfast Show presenter Christian O’Connell said, “David Tennant fans are going to really enjoy seeing his masculine Scottish jaw-line peeking out from under a head-scarf with me on his arm. He’ll need to draw on all his luvvie training to avoid being out-acted by me and Wrighty on the day.”

The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show Celebrity Nativity will be broadcast live across the UK on Friday 21st December at 8:00am on Absolute Radio. It will also be filmed and made available for viewing at www.absoluteradio.co.uk later the same day.

Listeners can hear the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show every weekday morning from 6:00am until 10:00am on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, nationally on DAB or 1215AM as well as mobile apps and digital TV.