We’re only just finished with series 10, but fans are already looking ahead to the Christmas special – Peter Capaldi’s final ever episode. We now know the Doctor will be accompanied by his first incarnation (played by David Bradley) but radio presenter Steve Wright has caused a frenzy among fans by apparently announcing another surprise guest.
[Possible spoilers follow]
“Fans will have to wait until the Christmas special to see Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor come to an end,” Wright told listeners of his BBC Radio 2 show, “but today it has been announced that former companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, will be making a guest appearance as the Doctor regenerates. Wow!”
bbc radio 2 dj steve wright announcing jenna's return - hope this helps clarify things, don't see why the bbc would announce a rumour pic.twitter.com/ERFzxd0ahN
— charlie (@rogersbrnes) July 3, 2017
In fact, no official announcement of the kind has come from the BBC or Doctor Who production office. Wright’s claim appears to be based on a report in the Daily Mirror, based on unnamed sources.
The BBC declined to comment on ‘speculation’, and insisted they had not made such an announcement.