Bernard Cribbins ‘not involved’ in ‘Doctor Who’ 50th special

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Cribbins played Donna Noble’s grandfather Wilfred Mott between 2007 and 2010.

Asked by Den of Geek if he’d be returning to the role for Doctor Who‘s upcoming special, Cribbins replied: “No, I’m not. I rang Cardiff [where the show is filmed] a little while ago and said, ‘Am I going to be involved?’ and they said, ‘Well no. We’re shooting at the moment and maybe something later on but at the moment, no.'”

The actor added: “I would love to get back into it. It would be nice.”

Discussing the possible return of other classic character, Cribbins commented: “I think it’s impossible. They can’t even think of including everybody who’s taken part in Doctor Who from the beginning up until now. There’d be hundreds and hundreds, they’d all get twelve and a half seconds each.”

Matt Smith has confirmed that he will be returning as the Doctor in Series 8 and that it will begin filming “at the end of this year or at the start of 2014”.

Series 7 concluded last weekend with ‘The Name of the Doctor’.

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