The BBC has released some exciting new stills from the upcoming Doctor Who 60th-anniversary specials – showing David Tennant's Doctor reunited with Catherine Tate's Donna Noble.


Posted on Twitter (which has recently rebranded as X) alongside the caption "The show is just beginning...", the four images also include a snap of the Doctor leaning out of his TARDIS and another look at Neil Patrick Harris's mysterious new villain.

The final pic gives fans a fresh look at the returning creature Beep the Meep, who it was recently revealed will be voiced by Miriam Margolyes in the specials.

The images had previously been released in an article in Entertainment Weekly, but this is the first time they have been posted on the official Doctor Who account.

The snaps follow an intriguing teaser that was posted earlier this week, which showed a behind-the-scenes photo of an old-looking room with a drawing board, an old couch with pieces of paper across it and windows covered up in newspaper.

Some fans quickly became convinced that this confirmed a fan theory from a few months ago – that Harris would be playing the Celestial Toymaker, a villain who hasn't been on screen since the 1960s.

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The three one-hour-long specials are respectively titled "The Star Beast", "Wild Blue Yonder" and "The Giggle", and will pave the way for the introduction of Ncuti Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor.

While precise plots are still being kept firmly under wraps, some details have slowly been emerging about the episodes, with The Star Beast director Rachel Talalay previously speaking about some of the monsters set to make a return.
It's a certainty that even more new details and theories will continue to emerge between now and the eventual air date of the specials in November, so keep checking for all the latest updates.

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