Doctor Who cast shake-up as 'unexpected' classic actor returns to BBC series | The Sun

DOCTOR Who fans have been left thrilled by the announcement that a classic actor is heading back to the franchise for the next instalment of episodes.

It has been revealed that the upcoming season of the popular BBC show will see a blast from the past making a shock re-appearance.

Script editor Scott Handcock confirmed the news in his column in the Doctor Who Magazine and revealed that filming with the as yet-to-be revealed star took place on Wednesday April 19.

Without giving too much away, he confirmed that the name was associated with Tom Baker's era of the classic sci-fi show.

Tom played the Doctor between 1974 and 1981.

Scott wrote in the publication: "It’s a triple-unit shoot day as Julie Anne Robinson wraps on Block Three, David Tennant continues with his publicity material for the specials, and Ben Chessell kicks off filming on Block Four – with Jinkx Monsoon’s announcement.

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"What isn’t announced is that Jinkx’s first day on set teams her with an unexpected name from the Tom Baker era."

It was previously revealed that drag star Jinkx would take centre stage in the programme in a brand new role and now it appears that she will be joined by a familiar face.

Teasing even more returning faces, he confirmed that David Tennant, who is back for another stint as the Doctor, was reunited with two stars of the show from 2008 to participate in a publicity shoot for the upcoming episodes.

He added: "David Tennant returns to Cardiff to shoot publicity material for this year’s anniversary specials. On Stage 3, he’s also reunited with two familiar actors from 2008."

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Doctor Who is expected to return to the BBC later this year starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate once again.

For now, fans will have to keep on guessing just who the mysterious blasts from the past could be.

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