WC2013: David Tennant and Billie Piper Confirmed for 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary

WC2013: David Tennant and Billie Piper Confirmed for ‘Doctor Who’ 50th Anniversary


It’s the news Whovians everywhere have been waiting for. The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Rose (Billie Piper) will be return to Doctor Who for the 50th Anniversary. John Hurt is also slated to appear alongside current the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman).

This news comes as a surprise, though a very welcome one, to Doctor Who fans. As we reported only a few days ago, Steven Moffat himself was not confirming any details and just a week ago John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) confirmed he wouldn’t be involved in the anniversary. Tennant was last seen as the much beloved Tenth Doctor in 2010’s The End of Time, which was also the last time we saw Piper’s Rose.

No word yet on how Tennant, Piper, or Hurt will figure into the plot or how much of them we’ll be seeing. Filming for the 50th Anniversary does begin this week in the UK so hopefully we’ll have more details soon. Who else are you hoping to see in the anniversary special? Tell us in the comments.

  • Sandra
    April 1, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Its an absolute disgrace that Captain Jack Harkness will not be in the 50th Anniversary Episode he was without doubt one the the Doctors most loyal acquaintances

    • Stephanie Coats
      April 1, 2013 at 8:37 am

      I completely agree. I know John Barrowman’s doing Arrow but I was really hoping he’d be included in the 50th anyway especially now that 10 and Rose are there. Maybe he’ll pop up and it’ll surprise us all.