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WATCH: David Tennant to appear in tomorrow night’s Comic Relief in Doctor Who 60th anniversary sketch

March 16th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Comic Relief AKA Red Nose Day here in the UK, as well as raising millions for worthy causes, has a history with Doctor Who and it looks like tomorrow’s show will also feature our favourite Time Lord.

Up until now, we were wondering if Doctor Who would be appearing  – it is, after all, the show’s 60th anniversary and we were hoping there’d be a new teaser or clip of the show’s big event arc coming in November but it seems that while the Doctor will feature, it might not be what we expected.

A new teaser for Comic Relief features David Tennant in his new Doctor’s costume – as seen above – as well as comedian Lenny Henry – who once played the Doctor in his sketch show in the 80s:

Comedy was different in the 80s… Henry was also in the Spyfall episode in series 12 opposite Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor as the villainous Daniel Barton. On appearing, he said: “It was absolutely brilliant to be welcomed into the fantastical world of Doctor Who. The nearest I have been to the TARDIS was when I played the Caribbean Doctor in the Lenny Henry Show [above], so as a life-long (hiding behind the sofa type) Doctor Who fan this is a very special moment for me.”

However, it’s unlikely Henry will be reprising that role but rather he and Tennant will, according to the official synopsis, below, ‘be appearing alongside each other in a Doctor Who 60th Anniversary sketch, due to be shown throughout the night’. This leads us to believe that, rather than adding to the story or lore of the upcoming 60th anniversary, the sketches will be played for laughs… although it wouldn’t surprise us if we got something a little bit more exciting along the way too.

Watch the trailer below and see you all tomorrow night.

David Tennant and Lenny Henry team up to deliver a taste of the action-packed lineup that Red Nose Day 2023 has to offer. Both David Tennant and Lenny Henry will be appearing alongside each other in a Doctor Who 60th Anniversary sketch, due to be shown throughout the night.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….