Matt Smith on the Christmas edition of Doctor Who Confidential.

Matt Smith on the Christmas edition of Doctor Who Confidential.

A Christmas behind the scenes episode of Doctor Who Confidential won’t show? One report has that it that it is filmed but won’t be shown another says it hasn’t been filmed.

Series producer Gillane Seaborne told the new edition of Doctor Who magazine: ‘The biggest regret is the episode of Confidential we’ve filmed for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special which now won’t be shown.

‘So I guess in the fine traditions of Doctor Who, we now have our very own missing episode.’

Industry experts told The Sun newspaper the cost of scrapping the show, presented by Alastair Sooke, were around £50,000 but ‘possibly more’, although sources at the BBC have denied it has even been filmed.

A source said: ‘This is the first we have heard of it. We’re being told there is no Christmas show.’

Another BBC spokesman added: ‘While Doctor Who Confidential has been decommissioned, all existing episodes will be shown. But there is no Christmas special.’