Tom Baker to appear in Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode

Former Time Lord actor Tom Baker has revealed he will feature in the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary episode

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Tom Baker will make an appearance in the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary episode.

The popular Time Lord - who played the fourth Doctor from 1974 to 1981 - has let slip that he makes a surprise cameo in the special 75-minute programme, 'The Day Of The Doctor', this Saturday (23.11.13).

He finally cracked and told The Huffington Post UK: "I am in the special. I'm not supposed to tell you that, but I tell you that very willingly and specifically; the BBC told me not to tell anybody but I'm telling you straightaway."

The curly-haired star's involvement means that four different incarnations of the Time Lord will be gathered together in one episode. Current Doctor Matt Smith is already due to be joined by his predecessor David Tennant as well as John Hurt, who is playing a previously unknown "dark" incarnation of the titular hero.

Tom went on to describe his return as "extraordinary", hinting he was likely to appear as a younger version of the character rather than as his current 79-year-old self.

He mysteriously explained: "It worked out very well, I think, judging by the reactions of the technicians."

A representative for the BBC has since addressed Tom's spoiler, saying: "As with William Hartnell's recent appearance in the last season finale, anything is possible in 'Doctor Who'. But nothing is certain."

First Doctor William Hartnell, who died in 1975, was seen in a recent teaser trailer for the special episode alongside several other former Doctors, so Baker's comment appears to confirm they will play an active role.

Show boss Steven Moffat previously denied any past favourites other than David and former companion Billie Piper would be returning for the episode.

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