David Tennant, Billie Piper for 'Doctor Who' 50th special
Published Mar 30 2013, 11:30 GMT
By Digital Spy
and Billie Piper will appear in the
50th anniversary special.
The BBC's official
Twitter account (
) posted an image of Tennant - apparently confirming the Scottish actor's return to the series.
A second tweet - featuring an image of the character Rose Tyler - followed, confirming Piper's role in the 50th special.
Tennant and Piper last played the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler in two-part special 'The End of Time', which aired on Christmas Day 2009 and New Year's Day 2010.
's 50th anniversary episode will be 90 minutes long, reports suggest, and receive a limited worldwide cinema release.
It was previously confirmed that
the special will be shot in 3D
directed by Who veteran Nick Hurran.
Oscar-nominated actor John Hurt has also been linked to the special - the 73-year-old star is known for his roles in the movies
The Elephant Man
(1980) and for playing the lead role in 1975 TV film
The Naked Civil Servant
returns to BBC One tonight at 6.15pm with new episode '
The Bells of Saint John
Issue 459 of
Doctor Who Magazine
is available to buy from April 4.
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