Doctor Who stars reveal how Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison reacted to return
"I don’t think gloating is a very attractive thing to do, but there are times when you just have to..."
There is also the not so small matter of returning stars Janet Fielding and Sophie Aldred, who are back in their roles as Tegan and Ace for the first time since 1984 and 1989 respectively
Given this momentous occasion, Aldred and Fielding were asked in an interview with this week's Radio Times magazine how their former Doctors, Sylvester McCoy and Peter Davison, reacted to the news.
Aldred, whose character Ace was last seen on screen with Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor, said: "Sylvester was delighted — he was one of the first people to text me. He’s an emoji king, so there were loads of little symbols and 'Congratulations, I can’t wait to see it'."
Meanwhile Fielding, whose character Tegan was the Fifth Doctor's companion, said: "I’ve seen Peter, and I don’t think gloating is a very attractive thing to do, but there are times when you just have to... We are great mates. But we do spend a lot of time trying to take the mickey out of each other."
It's a busy time in the Whoniverse right now - we've got a departing Doctor, plenty of returning friends and foes, plus the reintroduction of David Tennant's Doctor through what we're sure will be some timey wimey shenanigans.
Additional reporting by Huw Fullerton.
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