It would seem that the action is set to get pretty intense in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special episode, as the Sun newspaper has today printed pictures of Jenna-Louise Coleman’s stunt double, who is a man!
Fans of the hit BBC sci-fi family entertainment show will know how this November, to mark the show’s landmark 5oth year, Doctor Who is broadcasting a special anniversary episode.
And from the looks of the pictures, it would seem that we are in for a real nail-bitter as Coleman can be seen next to the man called in to stand in for her for a stunt deemed too dangerous for the former Emmerdale actress, both wearing identical red skirts, red tights, trainers and black bomber jackets, with the double sporting a very Jenna-like wig.
Not much is known about the special episode, though many rumours have been circulating ever since it was announced that the episode would happen.
However, some details have been released, including that the episode, starring Matt Smith as the Time Lord and Jenna-Louise Coleman as his companion Clara Oswald, will be released in 3D, both on TV and in cinemas across the country, as well its usual BBC broadcast later this year.
One of the main rumours about the episode that was rife amongst fans was that all previous 11 Doctor’s would be featured, a rumour which was fuelled further when David Tennant was spotted on set alongside Matt Smith.
However, as we reported earlier this week, the new issue (#460) of the official Doctor Who Magazine, WWM, has confirmed that, apart from Tennant, no other classic Doctor Who’s will be returning for the occasion.
The magazine states:
“Although David Tennant has returned to his role of the Tenth Doctor, the other old Doctors will not be taking part.”
The publication had also confirmed that Christopher Eccleston had been approached earlier to make an appearance but that his schedule meant that he was unable to.
The magazine then went on to state a previous comment from show runner Steven Moffat, saying:
“It is important you don’t turn it into a fanfest. We can’t make this all about looking backwards. It’s actually got to be the start of a new story.”
It also reports that filming for the 50th anniversary episode was near completion and that production on this year’s Christmas special “and possibly further episodes” would begin after Matt Smith finishes his work on the film How to Catch a Monster.
Meanwhile, Doctor Who continues tonight at 6.30pm on BBC1 with The Crimson Horror, guest starring Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra, Dan Starkey as Strax, Catrin Stewart as Jenny, as well as Dame Diana Rigg and her real life daughter Rachael Stirling.
The Crimson Horror will be seen from Vastra, Jenny and Strax’s point of view as they encounter the Doctor on one of their cases, watch a preview of it in the clip below: