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Doctor Who Series 10 to bring back an old face, SPOILER WARNING

Beware the spoilers – Doctor Who is bringing someone back for Series 10

SERIOUSLY, GUYS. Don’t read on if you don’t want spoilers. 


We’re pretty sure this news was supposed to be kept as a surprise for fans watching the series premiere on 15 April, but soooomebody already went and spoilt it for everyone, so sod it.

John Simm is officially coming back to Doctor Who to reprise his role as The Master in Series 10. His reappearance will mark the first time Simm’s version of the villain has shared the screen with current Doctor Peter Capaldi.

Speaking at the press screening of the premiere, ‘The Pilot’, earlier this week, Doctor Who writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said: “This is just a public warning, some people hate spoilers and some people love spoilers – and everybody hates me whatever way they think about it. So this is my last attempt in this role to avoid hatred.

“At the end of the episode there will be yet another awesome trailer for Doctor Who… at the very end of the trailer there is, frankly, an enormous spoiler, a spoiler that may actually melt your brains. But I promise you, you’d be better off not knowing because awesome though it will be here, it will be even more awesome in a few weeks’ time.”

Too late now.

The BBC addressed the leak in a press release, and Simm himself said: “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series.”

Moffat added: “Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what The Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor. It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash.”

Doctor Who Series 10 premieres on Saturday 15 April at 7.20pm on BBC One. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.