Doctor Who: David Tennant makes shock return as the Time Lord after Jodie Whittaker bows out of the role… before new teaser reveals Ncuti Gatwa will make his debut in 2023

David Tennant returned to the lead role in Doctor Who on Sunday as Jodie Whittaker bowed out after five years. 

Following an action packed episode that saw many famous faces returning the Time Lord regenerated into a very famous face.

With Jodie’s Doctors exclaiming: ‘The blossomiest blossom. That’s the only sad thing. I want to know what happens next. Right then, Doctor Whoever-I-am-about-to-be. Tag, you’re it.’ 

Back! David Tennant returned to the lead role in Doctor Who on Sunday as Jodie Whittaker bowed out after five years

The newly regenerated ran his fingers over his teeth and said ‘I know these’ clearly perplexed as he returned to his former body.   

David is returning to the role after bowing out in 2010 for the Christmas Special that will also star Catherine Tate before Sex Educations Ncuti Gatwa takes control of the Tardis. 

Saturday’s opening scenes saw the brave Time Lord  (Jodie Whittaker) race to save the lives of the passengers of a space train who were battling the Master’s newest Cyber Men.  

Bye: Following an action packed episode that saw many famous faces returning the Time Lord regenerated into a very famous face

Regeneration: With Jodie’s Doctors exclaiming: ‘The blossomiest blossom. That’s the only sad thing. I want to know what happens next. Right then, Doctor Whoever-I-am-about-to-be. Tag, you’re it.

Joined by companions Yaz (Mandip Gil) and Dan (John Bishop) the trio discovered that the Doctor’s robotic nemesis were hunting for an unknown cargo.

Dressed in space suits they discovered that the much sought after entity was in fact a young girl, who was later kidnapped by the evil entities – who can also regenerate. 

Following the dangerous altercation Dan decided to leave the Tardis for his safer life back on earth. 

Then fans of the original show were then rewarded with not one returnee but two in the form of companions Ace (Sophie Aldred) and Tegan (Janet Fielding).

Returning: Doctor Who returned for Jodie Whittaker’s final outing on Sunday 

Evil: Joined by companions Yaz (Mandip Gil) and Dan (John Bishop) the trio discovered that the Doctor’s robotic nemesis were hunting for an unknown cargo

Cargo: Dressed in space suits they discovered that the unknown entity was in fact a young girl, who was later kidnapped by the evil entities – who can also regenerate

Despite decades away from the Time Lord the duo were still busy fitting for good and were left uneasy when hundreds of the world’s most famous paintings had all been removed from view.

Elsewhere the Master (Sacha Dhawan) finds himself in 1800s Russia and controls the country’s King and the royal family, resembling the real life Rasputin.

When his face begins to appear in artworks, UNIT’s Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) reunites Ace and Tegan with the Time Lord.  

Lover of the Russian queen: Elsewhere the Master (Sacha Dhawan) now finds himself in 1800s Russia and controls the country’s King and the royal family, resembling the real life Rasputin

No more: Following the dangerous altercation Dan decides to leave the Tardis for his safer life back on earth

Getting the band back together: Then fans of the original show were then rewarded with not one returnee but two in the form of companions Ace (Sophie Aldred) and Tegan (Janet Fielding)

The Doctor is when faced with another of the show’s most famous villains when a Darlek hologram appears in the Tardis. Promising not to be dangerous it says that it provide much needed help. 

The Doctor tracks down the master who has now discovered how to minimise his enemies. Taking him into custody little do they realise that it’s a trap and he has shrunken a ‘Russian Doll Cyberman’ with hundreds taking over the building. 

The Doctor then is forced inside a Darlek and has no option but to regenerate with the Master taking over her body, sending her soul into purgatory.

Baddies: When his face begins to appear in artworks, UNIT’s Kate Stewart (Jemma Redgrave) reunites Ace and Tegan with the Time Lord

Drama: The Doctor tracks down the master who has now discovered how to minimise his enemies. Taking him into custody little do they realise that it’s a trap and he has shrunken a ‘Russian Doll Cyberman’ with hundreds taking over the building 

Swapping bodies: The Doctor then is forced inside a Darlek and has no option but to regenerate with the Master taking over her body, sending her soul into purgatory

With Yaz desperate to save the Time Lord, she plans a trap for the Master reuniting with Inston Vee Vinder (Jacob Anderson) and Ace – who proudly parachutes into the time machine. 

Our hero then comes face to face with many of her old incarnations played by Colin Baker, David Bradley, Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy.  

As they set off Ace and Tegan both come face to afce with their own Doctor’s as the Time Lord switches between all of her former personas. 

Old faces: Our hero then comes face to face with many of her old incarnations including Peter Davidson (pictured) 


Wowza: Sylvester McCoy (right) and Colin Baker (left) also returned to the show 

Bradley Walsh also returned for a final time as Graham to help his former friend, splitting sides as he introduced himself as a friend of the hero as well as a former busman.

Kate came very close to the end as she was almost upgraded to become a Cyberman.

But working together with the help of Jo Martin’s Doctor the team vanquished the villans with the Master also appearing defeated.

Back for more: Bradley Walsh also returned for a final time as Graham to help his former friend, splitting sides as he introduced himself as a former busman

 

 

 

 

 

 

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