Doctor Who: BBC confirm that David Tennant and Billie Piper WILL appear in the 50th anniversary special, along with John Hurt!

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There’s great news today for fans of Doctor Who because not only is the show returning to the BBC today with a new series, but also that the BBC have now confirmed that David Tennant and Billie Piper WILL be appearing in the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who.

Tennant was of course the 10th Doctor and Billie played his companion Rose Tyler. Filming for the show, which will also star John Hurt, is expected to get underway next week.

Tennant’s successor, Matt Smith, is of course also going to feature in the special 3D show – which is due to air on 23 November – along with his new sidekick, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman.

However, while appearing on the Graham Norton show back in January, Billie denied she would be taking part, claiming she hadn’t been asked…

She said, “I wasn’t asked, no. I think Matt Smith may have said, in passing or in jest, it would be nice.

“I think maybe he said that and then it became something quite different, but no.”

But evidently that’s a situation that changed!

Meanwhile, Matt has said of the 3D special, “It manages to pay homage to everything – and look forward!”

He added, “I read it and I clapped at the end. I think it’s hilarious, it’s epic and it’s vast.”

And writer Steven Moffat added, “One length I’ve gone to which is a really good security measure – I make sure I don’t get a script, because I will lose it.

“I forbid people to hand me one. It’s on my computer under lock and key.”

doctor who the bells of saint john

In tonight’s episode, The Bells of Saint John, we’ll see the Doctor and Clara battling an evil entity in the world’s wi-fi networks.

Don’t miss it tonight on BBC One at 6.15pm, but for now, here’s a sneak peek…

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