The time has come again for a regeneration in the Doctor Who series, and fan favourite David Tennant has been confirmed to take over the title from the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.
Tennant, who won over the hearts of many during his first stint in the role, is to appear in three season specials, sharing the limelight with Catherine Tate who will return to her role as Donna Cox.
David Tennant began his first spell as the iconic British time-traveller in 2005, and left fans heartbroken when the show announced his regeneration in 2010, with Matt Smith taking the hotseat.
The Scottish actor is set to return in the episodes that will celebrate the show’s 60th anniversary, and may appear in the first Christmas special since 2017 – with Christmas Day ironically being David Tennant’s ‘regeneration day’ in the show.
Speaking to BBC News, Tennant expressed his excitement, claiming Doctor Who “runs through his life”.
He added: “It’s a show that I loved as a small child, I grew up obsessed with it”.
Much like in 2010, these intermittent regenerations cause a fluctuation in the emotions of Doctor Who fans, but the return of arguably the greatest Doctor ever will certainly keep fans on their toes for these up-and-coming episodes.
The 15th Doctor has also been confirmed, with Ncuti Gatwa (best known for his role as Eric in Netflix series, Sex Education) set to appear in the new series, which will air in 2023.