Catherine Tate won a lot of initially-unsure Doctor Who fans over with her charming turn as Donna Noble in the BBC’s flagship sci-fi spectacular. But would she open to coming back? Apparently so!
Donna was written out under tragic circumstances, of course, with her time at David Tennant’s Doctor’s side ending abruptly with a life-saving memory wipe. As it stands, remembering her history as a universe-saving Team TARDIS member would result in Donna’s mind being overloaded to a devastating degree.
Nonetheless, while speaking to Jason Manford on Absolute Radio, Tate said this about the possibility of coming back to the Doctor Who fold:
“It wouldn’t be up to me because you can’t just turn up on the set uninvited. They don’t like it. But that would be nice. I haven’t tried. Probably all the security would still remember me.”
And on the topic of Jodie Whittaker’s first series as the show’s lead, Tate said this:
“I haven’t [watched it] yet, only because I won’t understand them and it makes me feel inferior. But I know she’s brilliant because she’s fantastic.”
Of course, former Doctor Who stars saying they’d like to come back is nothing new. John Barrowman has been banging that drum for years and, as is stands, incumbent showrunner Chris Chibnall hasn’t announced any plans to bring familiar faces back into the show.
Either way, we’ll keep bringing you Doctor Who news as it happens.