If you want to know the latest rumblings concerning the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special, you’ve come to the right place. A massive rumours arrived online yesterday, and it would remiss of us not to pass it on.
As ever, though, this comes with a warning: below our spoiler squirrel, Daphne, are some rumoured details about the Doctor Who Christmas special. Big ones. Huge, juicy plot details. If they end up being true, these rumours could be deemed ginormous spoilers.
Only scroll below Daphne if you want to know what the rumour mill is saying…
The Mirror is reporting that David Bradley will portray William Hartnell’s first Doctor in the 2017 Christmas special, (sort of) reprising his role from the 2013 making-of drama, An Adventure In Space And Time.
“In the plot, the 1st Doctor has to help the 12th [Peter Capaldi] play out his last mission in the TARDIS. The pair must work together to save [their] home planet Gallifrey by moving it to another dimension”, The Mirror claims.
The tabloid’s report continues: “Fans will discover the close-up shot of Capaldi’s eyes from the 50th [anniversary] special The Day Of The Doctor, was actually the start of his own regeneration.”
This all sounds very plausible, doesn’t it?
Bringing back the first Doctor and explaining how he and Capaldi fitted into the 50th sounds like exactly the sort of tying-everything-together gap-filling that showrunner Steven Moffat loves to do. And it would be a suitably epic way to end his tenure at the helm, before handing over to Chris Chibnall and a new Doctor for series 11.
The origin of The Mirror’s story is an unnamed insider source, though, so this is a far cry from being confirmed, truth be told. But we’ll bring you more as we hear it.
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