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New cast announcements for Doctor Who season 10 as a 'classic Who' writer joins the show

Doctor Who season 10 is well into production and despite the rumours that Chris Chibnall will have a clean slate in 2018, next year's series has everyone's attention. It was recently announced that fan favourite Jamie Mathieson (The Mummy On The Orient Express) is onboard to write another episode of Doctor Who alongside Steven Moffatt, Mark Gatiss, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Sarah Dollard and Mike Bartlett, but the most interesting piece of news has to be the acquisition of a 'classic Who' writer for the latest series.

Rona Munro, who penned the last ever Sylvester McCoy episode Survival in 1989 will be writing the ninth episode of series 10 and there have been a barrage of casting announcements to go along with it. Juwon Adedokun, Sam Adewunmi, Rebecca Benson, Ben Hunter, Daniel Kerr, Billy Matthews, Aaron Phagura and Brian Vernel will all be appearing in Munro's story.

Meanwhile, Mathieson's fourth episode will star Kieran Bew, Karen Brayben, Peter Caulfield, Mimi Ndiweni and Justin Salinger.

Firmly in the rumour camp, the Daily Mirror who published the unconfirmed story that Peter Capaldi and new companion Bill (Pearl Mackie) will be departing the TARDIS at the end of 2017, also let slip details on some new monsters that would appear next season. These should be taken with a large pinch of salt, but they certainly sound interesting if they are in fact true. Warning, POTENTIAL SPOILERS below...

... The second episode will apparently feature killer robots that have emoji faces. They like to give hugs, then reduce their victims to skeletons, the third episode features a snake monster that lives under the Thames, while in Mathieson's fourth episode, we find out why our floorboards squeak – there are giant woodlice in there.

More news on the remaining writers - and more confirmed stories - as we have it...

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