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Former Doctor Who stars ‘lined up for return to show’

Could Billie Piper be returning to Doctor Who? File picture: Ian West/PA Could Billie Piper be returning to Doctor Who? File picture: Ian West/PA

Monday, October 8, 2012
2:07 PM

Billie Piper, Karen Gillan, Carole Ann Ford and David Tennant have been reportedly linked with a return to ‘Doctor Who’ to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary next year.

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Show supremo Steven Moffat said the episode's final shot was inspired by Karen Gillan's first appearance two years ago. Picture: BBC/PAShow supremo Steven Moffat said the episode's final shot was inspired by Karen Gillan's first appearance two years ago. Picture: BBC/PA

The stars are in line to make cameo appearances on the BBC TV sci-fi programme to mark the milestone in “spectacular fashion”.

“There will be plenty of nods to the show’s remarkable history and some old faces are likely to be reappearing,” a source is quoted as saying in today’s Daily Express.

“Karen and Billie are two of the Doctor’s greatest companions and it’s hoped they will be involved.”

Carole Ann Ford, portrayed the Time Lord’s first ever TV companion, Susan Foreman, in 1963 alongside the late William Hartnell , while David Tennant - who portrayed the character for five years before quitting in 2010 - is another name linked with a return to the show, and he previously admitted he would be keen to make a guest appearance in the programme next year.

He said: “I’ll always be able to come back in the alternate world because the Doctor will age like a normal human.”

Current Doctor Matt Smith is guaranteed to still be in the lead role for the 50th anniversary shows next year after recently confirming he will still be playing the part.

He said: “We go into the 50th year all guns blazing and I’ll be around.”

Should Karen make a cameo on ‘Doctor Who’ it will be a swift return after only leaving the show last month with her on-screen husband Rory Williams, played by Arthur Darvill.

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