DAVID Tennant has teased fans of ‘Doctor Who’ by saying his upcoming return is “unlike any episode ever.”, Politicalite can reveal.
The 52-year-old actor left his role as the titular Time Lord in 2008 but is returning for the show’s 60th anniversary, which will see other familiar faces next to David’s Doctor such as companion Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) as well as the dreaded Toymaker, (Neil Patrick Harris) on Saturday on BBC One.
Speaking exclusively to Politicalite.com last month, David said: “It’s like the band getting back together for one last hurrah.”
The actor also said that he “needed to bring Donna back into the story”, after his Doctor wiped his faithful accomplice’s memory and parted ways.
Whilst he is returning to the role, David made it clear that is it not the same character that viewers came to know and love during his original stint on the show, and teased what showrunner Russell T. Davies had in store.
He said: “That was the first exciting piece of mischief that Russell created.
“That I was going to be Doctor No. 14 rather than Doctor No. 10 again. You’ll just have to wait and see why the 14th Doctor is so much like the 10th.”
“I was surprised when I saw what that first script was based on, then I read the second script, which is unlike any Doctor Who episode ever. These new specials are Russell off the leash.”
After David’s time on the programme comes to an end, ‘Sex Education’ star Ncuti Gatawa,31, is set to pick up the sonic screwdriver for a new era of ‘Doctor Who’.
Reflecting on his excitement to work with Ncuti, Russell exclusively told Politicalite: “Ncuti dazzled us, seized hold of the Doctor and owned those TARDIS keys in seconds. It’s an honour to work with him, and a hoot, I can’t wait to get started.”
The 60th Anniversary Doctor Who specials will release on November 23 on BBC One and Disney+.