Looks like Moffat has decided to put the fandom out of their misery. After months of insisting Osgood was zapped for good, the BBC have announced that the beloved nerd will return from the dead for Series 9.
Steven Moffat explained:
“Osgood is back, fresh from her recent murder at the end of last series. We recently confirmed that Osgood was definitely dead and not returning – but in a show about time travel, anything can happen. The brilliant Ingrid Oliver is back in action. This time though, can the Doctor trust his number one fan?”
Ingrid Oliver said:
“As every actor who’s worked on Doctor Who will tell you, there’s always the secret hope you’ll get the call asking you to come back. To actually receive that call is both unexpected and brilliant. The word ‘honour’ gets banded about a lot, but it really is, it’s an honour. Especially because I was so sure Osgood was a goner after the last series!”
Ingrid will be joining her screen Mum Jemma Redgrave in a two-part episode, with the Zygons making their return. Jemma’s Kate Lethbridge-Stewart has also been confirmed for the first two episodes of series 9.