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Big news: David Tennant and Billie Piper will be returning to Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary episode!
The rumours have been circulating for months but the BBC’s finally announced today the Tenth Doctor and Rose will be taking part in the blockbuster festivities when they join Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman in the 3D special which is to commemorate the show’s landmark year. It will be aired on BBC One and in cinemas this November with John Hurt also confirmed to be guest starring in it.
Written by Steven Moffat, it’ll be directed by Nick Hurran when filming begins next week.
Two worlds collided in London last night as Matt Smith and David Tennant were spotted catching up at the press night for Our Boys in the West End.
The play, written by Jonathan Lewis, opens at the Duchess Theatre this month, starring Arthur Darvill as Parry. Also in attendance at the preview screening was Billie Piper, as she was supporting her husband Laurence Fox who appears in the production as Joe. See the trailer for the play here. It runs until 15th December – get your tickets today!
Matt recently said that he’d love Billie to return to Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary.
The Eleventh Doctor actor starred alongside the Rose Tyler actress in The Ruby in the Smoke (2006) and The Shadow in the North (2007). They also appeared on screen together in Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007). Smith’s told The Sun that Piper is at the top of his own personal list of companion comebacks for the show’s landmark year. He said: “I would say Rose because I am good friends with Billie.”
“I’ll always be able to come back in the parallel world as the Doctor ages like a normal human,” the actor told The Sun. However, he added that, while it’s “possible”, he is doubtful that former co-star Billie Piper would be as keen to reprise her role as Rose Tyler. He explains: “Yeah, Billie probably wouldn’t come back and that is what would be problematic.” They both last appeared in The End of Time, Part Two.
BBC One’s new drama True Love continues and tonight it’s Billie Piper’s turn at that crazy little thing called love!
The Rose Tyler actress plays Holly in the latest instalment. She is a young and unfulfilled teacher who has found herself in an unsatisfactory relationship with a married man. But it’s all about to change, when she suddenly finds herself drawn to one of her female students – Kaya Scodelario as Karen – who appears to feel the same way. Watch the drama unfold at 10:35pm tonight (Tuesday) on BBC One.
If you missed David Tennant’s story – Nick – on Sunday, you can catch up with it here.
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