David Tennant says Doctor Who return was “a lovely time”

Picture shows: The Doctor (DAVID TENNANT).. Image Courtesy BBC
Picture shows: The Doctor (DAVID TENNANT).. Image Courtesy BBC /

If you’ve been living under a rock, let us be the first to bring you the good news: David Tennant is back on Doctor Who! While it will be a short-lived stint, his triumphant return has made Whovians worldwide extremely happy. We’ve been waiting for this moment for too long, and it is finally here…well, it’ll be here in about a year, but you know what I mean.

David Tennant recently stopped by the show This Morning to talk about his return and what it was like to step back into the lead role after so many years; about 10, to be exact, which was when he last played the Doctor during the show’s 50th anniversary special.

Returning to a role you played so long ago can’t be easy, but Tennant embraced the opportunity with open arms. “It was like being handed a very lovely present,” he said. “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, 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.” As a David Tennant and Doctor Who fan, I’m so relieved to hear that.

David Tennant opens up about his return to Doctor Who

One of the things I loved about Tennant’s run on Doctor Who is that he didn’t take himself too seriously. His version of the Doctor was carefree, yet inspired respect and love. He had a goofy demeanor that pulled viewers in. Tennant’s time as the Doctor also gave us some of the franchise’s most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking stories. His goodbye with Rose Tyler still haunts me!

When the series returns next year for its 60th anniversary special, we will witness not only the return of David Tennant but also that of Catherine Tate, who played the the Tenth Doctor’s companion Donna Noble. How exactly they come back, and what roles they’ll play in the story, we don’t yet know. We have about a year ahead of us before we find out, but I feel it will be worth the wait!

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h/t The Mary Sue