BBC has confirmed David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who . Filming on the show, which will also star John Hurt, will start next week. David’s successor, Matt Smith – also in the special with his new companion played by Jenna-Louise Coleman – says fans “will not be disappointed” by the 3D show, due to air on 23 November.
Tennant and Piper have long been rumoured to be making a return for the special, which is being written by the show’s executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat. In January, Piper, appearing on the Graham Norton show, denied she would be appearing.
“I wasn’t asked, no,” she said. “I think Matt Smith may have said, in passing or in jest, it would be nice.”
Moffat, meanwhile, has said he took special care to protect the secrets of the story.
“One length I’ve gone to which is a really good security measure – I make sure I don’t get a script, because I will lose it,” he said. “I forbid people to hand me one. It’s on my computer under lock and key.”