‘It was like being handed a very lovely present’: David Tennant on His ‘Awkward’ Doctor Who Return

David Tennant on His ‘Awkward’ Doctor Who Return
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Doctor Who actor David Tennant responds to returning to the franchise after several years. The star initially had doubts, but it seemed that things fell into the right place. Tennant is one of the most popular Doctors in the show’s history, and his return is anticipated by many fans.

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David Tennant in Doctor Who

Tennant spoke about his return on the British talk show This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Fans of the sci-fi drama were eager to know the actor’s reaction. He admitted it was awkward at first since it has been more than a decade since his last appearance on the show.

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David Tennant Spills The Tea On His Return To Doctor Who

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David Tennant in Doctor Who

In the interview, Tennant said that there was hesitation on his part. The actor contemplated his time on Doctor Who several years ago.

It was like being handed a very lovely present. It was joyous, it was great fun. It was a very happy, joyous time 15 years ago. And returning to that could’ve been… well, who knows? It might’ve felt awkward, it might’ve felt difficult and, I might not have been able to run as fast. But we had a lovely time. Russell T. Davies is back running the show, it felt like we had never been away.”

The Good Omens star did not reveal anything about the upcoming season. While the plot remains a mystery, one thing’s for sure: David Tennant is back again at the TARDIS’ controls. He previously played the Doctor’s tenth incarnation, and now, he is returning as the Fourteenth Doctor.

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Tennant’s Return Came As A Special Box Of Surprise

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David Tennant in Doctor Who

The Scottish actor appeared in the show from 2005 to 2010, making him one of the longest-playing Doctors in the BBC show. Back in May, it was announced that Ncuti Gatwa would take the role, but several changes happened unexpectedly, and Tennant is back as the Fourteenth Doctor while Gatwa will appear in the future as the Fifteenth Doctor.

A three-hour-long special episode will be released in November 2023, and the eight-episode season will premiere in 2024. Russell T. Davies assured that Doctor Who will return to its regular programming with more episodes after these releases.

Doctor Who will air on BBC and BBC America in 2023.


Source: CBR

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