Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat: We can’t do eleven Doctors in 50th Anniversary special

The show-runner says that the long awaited special won't be a "traditional massive reunion"

Drips, drabs and unfounded speculation of just what is in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special continue. This time, it’s Steven Moffat confirming that the episode will not feature a “traditional massive reunion” of all eleven Doctors.


“People say, ‘Are you going to do the eleven Doctors?’,” he said. “We can’t do eleven Doctors! Three of them are dead!”

Matt Smith and David Tennant will star as the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors in the 50th anniversary special alongside John Hurt, Jenna Coleman and Billie Piper. The show-runner went on to tell Entertainment Weekly that, “What we’re not doing is the traditional massive reunion. It’s a different kind of anniversary, and the spine of that is David and Matt.” 

Moffat’s comments follow on from those made by Doctor Who composer Murray Gold this week, who said that There’s a thing they’ve done in [the 50th anniversary] which might be controversial…”

Doctor Who’s 50th special will air on Saturday, November 23 on BBC One. 


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