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David Tennant & Billie Piper confirmed for Doctor Who 50th!

The BBC have confirmed some news you might've already assumed was true: David Tennant and Billie Piper will return for the upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, along with guest star John Hurt.

Tennant is such an established fan of the show that his return was almost inevitable - he left under no cloud of bad feeling, so unless he was too busy, it was unlikely he'd turn down a chance for a comeback. Getting Christopher Eccleston back would be more impressive from a Talent Relations perspective, but it's still exciting to see the tenth and eleventh Doctors interact. Yes, multi-Doctor stories may be an established trope in old Who, but we new fans haven't seen it yet.

Well, except the excellent short piece Time Crash, in which Tennant's Doctor met fifth Doc Peter Davison, and that was so good and so kinda-relevant, I'm going to embed it below...

Anyway. It's a small shame they have to announce these guest stars so far in advance, thus kneecapping the potential surprise, but it's either this or have them get papped whilst filming, and I guess the BBC want to control the news.

Hopefully they'll come up with something good for Billie Piper's Rose Tyler to do - will they have them playing the existing Rose and the alternate human-Doctor from Journey's End? Or just bring them back from the past when everything was simpler? Have to wait and see. In the meantime, we have eight episodes of new Doctor Who episodes starting tonight, and that's pretty cool too.

And check out our top eleven Matt Smith Doctor Who episodes so far if you want more to contemplate whilst awaiting the return.

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