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Doctor Who's Bernard Cribbins looks set for return as he's seen filming

The 93-year-old played Wilfred Mott alongside David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who
BBC
Published: Tuesday, 17th May 2022 at 12:01 pm
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It's been an exciting week so far for longtime fans of Doctor Who, with the BBC announcing the return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate – however, it now looks as though Donna won't be the only member of the Noble family coming back for the 60th anniversary.

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Eagle-eyed fans have recently spotted Bernard Cribbins, who played Tate's on-screen grandfather Wilfred Mott, filming with Tennant and Tate in Camden, London.

The 93-year-old can be seen in one Twitter video sat in a wheelchair, while Tennant – who is dressed in a blue coat – wheels him through Camden towards the TARDIS.

While in an another video, Catherine Tate is seen playing the role of Donna as all three characters seem to run from something unseen and into the TARDIS.

When approached by RadioTimes.com, the BBC declined to comment.

Cribbins has had the honour of playing two different companions on Doctor Who, with the actor starring as Tom Campbell in 1966 film Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 AD as well as Wilf in the 2007 Christmas special and in Tennant's two-part finale in 2009/10.

Bernard Cribbins in Doctor Who
Bernard Cribbins in Doctor Who BBC

The BBC announced yesterday that Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney would be joining the show as new character Rose, making her the first transgender actor to play an on-screen lead role in the series, while earlier this month, Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa was revealed as the next Doctor.

Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Check out more of our Sci-Fi coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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