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David Tennant will be back on screen as the Doctor for 50th Anniversary? Two specials coming?

November 22nd, 2012 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

With next year being the Doctor’s 50th anniversary, rumours have been flying around about what we can expect. And so we prepare to get the fan boys – and girls – a bit excited.

In the last twenty four hours, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive about the return of David tennant to Doctor Who for the show’s fiftieth anniversary.

Talking to BBC Radio 1 (thanks to the guys at Nerd Bastards) while doing the press circuit for his current movie Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, Tennant said when asked if he’d be back: ‘I nearly said something I shouldn’t! … I don’t have an answer to this question. I keep being asked and I wish I had an answer. I’ve nothing to say. I don’t know and if I did have any involvement, I wouldn’t be able to talk about it anyway, would I? Probably not…’

Then, talking to Red Carpet News, he teased a little more: ‘I can’t imagine there even are going to be any anniversary celebrations, are there? …Look at my agent getting twitchy!’ Oh, David you tease!

It has also been said that, according to the sources, Tom Baker will indeed be part of the celebrations too. According to apparently solid sources, the announcement will come very soon. While some people have not been excited by any past Doctor returning for the anniversary, speculation has been rife.

Here at the Nerd, we asked Colin Baker that very question back at Heroes and Legends (here) but he insisted he had not been asked and he told our very own time Warrior Owen that it would be something he couldn’t see happening as he looked completely different compared to his time as the Doctor.

Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison have both stated they too haven’t been asked but the ‘source’ has said that there may well be two anniversary specials. One thing we do know is that Christopher Eccleston will definitely not be appearing but that fans have been campaigning for the return of the eighth Doctor Paul McGann to the screen.

Paul’s popularity as the Doctor has gone off the scale thanks to Big Finish with a new costume change for his incarnation with the release of Dark Eyes. Either way, the clock is ticking and if anything solid is going to leak, it’s now. Filming on the new season finishes in a couple of weeks so all eyes will be on the anniversary countdown as of this Thursday.


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