David Tennant surprises Doctor Who fans as show bosses pledge future of 'horror, robots and puppets'

It has been confirmed Tennant will become the 14th incarnation with Catherine Tate reprising her role as his former companion Donna Noble for three special episodes set to air in November 2023. 

David Tennant surprised Doctor Who fans as he reprised his role as the Time Lord - 

with the actor set to star in three special episodes before handing over control of the Tardis next Christmas. 

Jodie Whittaker's 13th Time Lord regenerated into Tennant in the dramatic conclusion of the show's BBC centenary special. 

It was previously announced that the Scottish actor, 

who first stepped into the Tardis in 2005 to play the 10th Doctor, 

would be returning to the sci-fi series for the show's 60th anniversary celebrations. 

Following Sunday's 90-minute special, 

the BBC confirmed Tennant will become the 14th incarnation with Catherine Tate reprising her role as his former companion Donna Noble for three special episodes set to air in November 2023.