It’s a few years since he starred in Doctor Who, but David Tennant was back to dominating Saturday nights again this weekend as he took to the stage for ITV entertainment juggernaut Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
Doing voiceovers, dancing round the stage and playing a bizarre takeaway-themed lip-reading game, it was Tennant at his most fun and offbeat, and it was great to see.
It was also a million miles away from his last major acting role as the villainous Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, as some were quick to point out.
I didn't think I'd ever be able to love David Tennant again after Kilgrave. But I love him again now thanks to Saturday night takeaway
— chedge ???? (@EdgeOTI) March 12, 2016
Though others were just excited to see Tennant have fun and show off his particular set of skills – which may or may not have included being able to sit on a tiny chair.
— Saturday Night Takeaway (@itvtakeaway) March 12, 2016
— David-Tennant.com (@davidtennantcom) March 12, 2016
when david tennant's jawline is stronger than your wifi connection ????????????????????????
— white wine vigilante (@katesmckinnon) March 12, 2016
All in all it was a great reminder that Tennant doesn’t have to be a Time Lord anymore to still be everyone’s hero.
DAVID TENNANT WAS ON SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY MY LOVE
— clara (@minyeongi) March 12, 2016
David Tennant tonight is being such a blessing I love this man so much pic.twitter.com/pEkhHGOZg6
— helenα ???? (@doctoorwho) March 12, 2016
100% of Britons want to be David Tennant's friend.
— (Radical Leftist) Stats Britain (@StatsBritain) March 12, 2016