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David Tennant Returns to Doctor Who for Christmas Special

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Since Doctor Who first graced our screens in 1963 audiences have watched 13 actors take on the iconic role across 26 seasons.

From Tom Baker to Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi to Jodie Whittaker, the quintessential British sci-fi is known for its seamless ability to replace its leading men (and women!).

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With Jodie herself now stepping down from the role of the Doctor, all eyes are on Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa as he gears up to play the titular character. 

“There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling,” Ncuti shared at the time of the announcement. “A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared.”

“This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavour my utmost to do the same.”

But before his season drops, audiences will have the chance to see David Tennant reprise his role as Doctor Who celebrates its 60th anniversary. 

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(Credit: Disney+)
doctpr who anniversary special 2023
(Credit: Disney+)

Where to Watch the Doctor Who Christmas special in Australia

Aussies will be able to stream the new Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Christmas specials through Disney+

The streaming platform will also be the home of the new season in 2024 for anyone outside of The UK and Ireland. 

Stream the Doctor Who 2023 Specials now on Disney Plus with a mth-to-mth no lock-in contractSubscribe here.

The Best Doctor Who Chrismas Specials 

Although the 2023 Christmas Special is streaming on Disney+, you can re-watch your favourite past Doctor Who Specials on Amazon Prime Video. The streaming platform has several Christmas specials from season one to season ten, however, we’ve also rounded up some of our favourites. 

  • The Husbands of River Song (2015), stream on Prime Video, Here
  • A Christmas Carol (2011), stream on Prime Video, Here
  • Last Christmas (2014), stream on Prime Video, Here
  • The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011), stream on Prime Video, Here
  • The End of Time, Pt. 1 (2010), stream on Prime Video, Here
  • The End of Time, Pt. 2 (2010), stream on Prime Video, Here

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