David Tennant and Catherine Tate”Doctor WhoComing back for the 60th anniversary of…
by Jodie Whittaker”Doctor WhoThere are only a few days left for him to leave “and officially be replaced by Ncuti Gatwa, the 14th reincarnation. The first season of Gatwa is expected to arrive in 2024. In the meantime, the 60th anniversary special episodes of the series will meet with the audience.
David Tennant and Catherine Tate will return to the series with a special episode, nearly 15 years after portraying their beloved characters. David Tennant, who took over the role of Doctor from Christopher Eccleston in the second season, continued this role until the fifth season. Catherine Tate, on the other hand, accompanied the Doctor in the fourth season, which aired in 2007 – 2008, as the beloved Donna Noble character.
Tennant also reprized her role in the show’s 100th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor,” but Donna Noble did not appear again after her sad farewell to fans. The special heralds the return of the beloved duo, as well as the return of Russell T. Davies, lead writer and executive director of the show’s first five seasons.
Speaking to the BBC recently, Tennant talked about how his return came about, and that it was due to both the pandemic and the later Davies takeover of the show:
“It all happened somewhat by accident. It all started in quarantine. On a certain day and time, everyone was watching a certain episode, and some people included in those episodes were tweeting. I don’t tweet but my wife helped me. We were just texting. Catherine asked, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to do that again?’ she said. Then Russell said, ‘We can do it just once, maybe they’ll let us. We said, ‘Yeah, that would be great,’ and then everything fell silent.
Then all of a sudden, Russell informed us that he was taking over the show again and that full responsibility would come back to him, and he asked if we would come and play for him. Him Doctor WhoI don’t know if we came up with the idea of taking back .“
Tennant also talked about the role going to Gatwa. Evaluating the casting as excellent, Tennant said, “He’s a lovely guy, full of life and really talented.‘ excited for what’s to come Doctor Who He stated that he is among his fans. Three special episodes with David Tennant and Catherine Tate returning are expected to air in the fall of 2023.