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Doctor Who fans claim they are 'hyped' as former companions Tegan and Ace star in new trailer


Doctor Who teased the return of two former companions in the spellbinding trailer for its centenary special, airing later this year much to the excitement of fans. 

The titular character, played Jodie Whittaker, is told that she is going to die in the gripping footage, having announced her departure from the iconic role last year.

She’ll be joined by Aussie air stewardess Tegan Jovanka (Sophie Aldred) who starred alongside Sylvester McCoy in the late 80s, as well as Ace (Janet Fielding) having worked with Tom Baker and Peter Davison earlier in the same decade.

'It's going to be wicked!' Doctor Who fans have claimed they are 'hyped' as former companions Tegan and Ace star in a spellbinding trailer for Jodie Whittaker's last ever episode (pictured in-character)

‘It’s going to be wicked!’ Doctor Who fans have claimed they are ‘hyped’ as former companions Tegan and Ace star in a spellbinding trailer for Jodie Whittaker’s last ever episode (pictured in-character)

Usual favourites including the Daleks and Cybermen feature in the 30-second extravaganza while the Doctor is seen regenerating in another clip, despite being told it would be the ‘end of her existence’.

The sci-fi drama hit the small screen in 1963, however the BBC is celebrating one hundred years since its launch as a radio station in October 1922.

The trailer was shown following Sunday’s Legend Of The Sea Devils special, which saw the TARDIS land underwater before a ship filled with a crew of monsters wreaked havoc.

Lovers of the cult programme couldn’t contain their excitement as they flooded Twitter with: ‘Forget Jesus, Teagan and Ace is coming back to Doctor Who! This is the real miracle.’ 

Return: She'll be joined by an Aussie air stewardess Tegan Jovanka (Sophie Aldred) who starred alongside Sylvester McCoy in the late 80s

Return: She’ll be joined by an Aussie air stewardess Tegan Jovanka (Sophie Aldred) who starred alongside Sylvester McCoy in the late 80s

Here she is: Ace (Janet Fielding) worked with Tom Baker and Peter Davison earlier in the same decade

Here she is: Ace (Janet Fielding) worked with Tom Baker and Peter Davison earlier in the same decade

Classic: Usual favourites including the Daleks feature in the 30-second extravaganza

Classic: Usual favourites including the Daleks feature in the 30-second extravaganza

Iconic: The cybermen are also teased while the Doctor is seen regenerating in another clip, despite being told it would be the 'end of her existence'

Iconic: The cybermen are also teased while the Doctor is seen regenerating in another clip, despite being told it would be the ‘end of her existence’

‘So hyped to see Ace in doctor who again [smiling emoji].’ 

Another shared a photo of Friends’ Joey looking shocked while writing: ‘My reaction to seeing @sophie_aldred / Ace in the preview for teh [sic] next @bbcdoctorwho #excited #DoctorWho.’

‘I am so excited to see these two back on screen in Doctor Who. @jfmouthonlegs and @sophie_aldred you both look amazing! Can’t wait to find out what you have both been up to since you last saw the Doc! Bring on the next episode! #DoctorWho #Tegan #Ace #Braveheart.’

‘Alright, onto the Centenary now. Ace and Tegan?!?! Oh my god!!! #DoctorWho.’

‘It’s amazing! I love that Tegan is back but to have Ace is a dream – it’s going to be wicked [tongue and winking emoji].’

Throwback: Sophie will reprise her Doctor Who role after 30 years (pictured in the early 80s)

Throwback: Sophie will reprise her Doctor Who role after 30 years (pictured in the early 80s)

Unrecognisable: Janet looked worlds away from her younger self in the new trailer (pictured in the late 80s)

Unrecognisable: Janet looked worlds away from her younger self in the new trailer (pictured in the late 80s)

Doctor Who producers recently hinted that the next Time Lord will be another woman.

Production notes for the next series of the BBC’s sci-fi show suggest a female will be starring again as It’s A Sin’s Lydia West is widely tipped to take over, The Mirror reported.

Current Time Lord Jodie’s role comes to an end this autumn with a regeneration episode after she became the first ever female Doctor in 2017.

Entertainment industry website Production Weekly lists the new episodes as: ‘A fantasy action saga of a mysterious alien time-traveller, Doctor Who, who picks up human companions, faces evil foes with little more than her wits and a sonic screwdriver and journeys throughout time and space in a police phone booth called the TARDIS.’

In their element: Lovers of the cult programme couldn't contain their excitement as they flooded Twitter with: 'Forget Jesus, Teagan and Ace is coming back to Doctor Who! This is the real miracle'

In their element: Lovers of the cult programme couldn’t contain their excitement as they flooded Twitter with: ‘Forget Jesus, Teagan and Ace is coming back to Doctor Who! This is the real miracle’

Jodie herself recently called for another female doctor to take over the role.

She told Radio 1’s Vick Hope and Jordan North: ‘If we had the power to choose I’m going to pick an actress who I think is really exciting and I think would be phenomenal, an actress called Lydia West. If I had the power!’

Lydia is bookmaker Coral’s favourite to replace Jodie at 3-1 odds, while Fisayo Akinade and Omari Douglas (both 5-1) are joint second favourites and Olly Alexander comes next in the betting at 6-1.

Jodie has said previously that she is leaving the coveted role this year because she feels it needs ‘new energy’ but the star also confessed that she isn’t sure if she is making the correct decision.

Rumours: Doctor Who producers have hinted that the next Time Lord will be a woman, according to a new report

Rumours: Doctor Who producers have hinted that the next Time Lord will be a woman, according to a new report

Jodie herself recently called for another female doctor to take over the role.

She told Radio 1’s Vick Hope and Jordan North: ‘If we had the power to choose I’m going to pick an actress who I think is really exciting and I think would be phenomenal, an actress called Lydia West. If I had the power!’

Lydia is bookmaker Coral’s favourite to replace Jodie at 3-1 odds, while Fisayo Akinade and Omari Douglas (both 5-1) are joint second favourites and Olly Alexander comes next in the betting at 6-1.

Jodie has said previously that she is leaving the coveted role this year because she feels it needs ‘new energy’ but the star also confessed that she isn’t sure if she is making the correct decision.

The actress admitted to Entertainment Weekly that it felt strange to feel sad because she had made the decision to leave.

She said: ‘It’s a really bizarre feeling, because it’s the best time I’ve ever had on a job, and I made the decision to leave it, so it’s a really strange thing to do to yourself.’

She went on: ‘It was a wonderfully-celebratory-slash-grief-ridden day that I could spend with the family that I’d made.

‘I suppose the best thing about it is that the episodes are still on. So until they’re off, I don’t have to really get my head around the fact that it’s not my part!’ 

Could it be you? Production notes for the next series of the BBC's sci-fi show suggest a female will be starring yet again, claims The Mirror, as Lydia West (pictured) is tipped to take over

Could it be you? Production notes for the next series of the BBC’s sci-fi show suggest a female will be starring yet again, claims The Mirror, as Lydia West (pictured) is tipped to take over

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