David Tennant hints at Doctor Who anniversary appearance

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 December 2012
David Tennant

David Tennant

David Tennant has hinted he will will appear on the 50th anniversary episode of 'Doctor Who' in November 2013, which is also thought to star fellow former Time Lords Christopher Eccleston and Matt Smith

David Tennant has hinted he will appear in the 50th anniversary of 'Doctor Who'.

The 41-year-old actor, who played the titular Time Lord from 2005 to 2010, has been linked with a return to the sci-fi show for the special episode in November 2013, and he created more mystery and excitement when he responded to a question about it with a wink.

When quizzed on his possible return to the programme by Christian O'Connell on his Absolute Radio Breakfast Show today (21.12.12), David replied: "Everyone is saying that but nobody's been on the phone to me."

Christian then announced: "You liar, did you see him wink?", to which David quipped: "That's just a lazy eye."

But before the 50th anniversary celebrations, current Time Lord Matt Smith will be battling evil snowmen in Christmas special episode, 'Doctor Who - The Snowmen' on Christmas Day (25.12.12), alongside new companion Clara Oswin (Jenna-Louise Coleman), who is taking the place of former sidekick Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) after her departure. In order to choose the perfect new companion, head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat has tried to create a bond between the two characters which they "can't fend off".

Steven told Digital Spy: "You just don't want to think [the Doctor] randomly takes people onboard the TARDIS, like 'Oh I've lost that one, I'll get that one.'

"If you look at the way the story has worked over the years it's actually quite specific. When he stopped travelling with Donna [Noble - played by Catherine Tate] ages ago he makes the decision to never travel with anyone again.

"And then he got caught up in the life of Amy so he had no choice. They have to have a reason and route into his life that he can't fend off."

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