first_img Viewers are still catching their breath after Saturday’s intense Doctor Who season finale, which set up this year’s Christmas special with an appearance by the “original” Doctor.But David Bradley as William Hartnell as the First Doctor may not be the only throwback in Steven Moffat’s final Yuletide event.Following rumors of the reappearance of companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) for the Twelfth Doctor’s epilogue, British tabloid The Mirror again reported the 31-year-old’s pending return.“Jenna Coleman has agreed to film something new as Clara,” an unnamed source told the site. “It’ll help give Peter [Capaldi] the send-off he deserves after three years.”The Impossible Girl may return this Christmas (via BBC)Killed, resurrected, and departed in a stolen TARDIS at the end of season nine, Clara is now traveling through all of space and time, presumably with the immortal Ashildr (Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams). So you’d hope she could stop by for one last goodbye.“Fans will have to wait until the Christmas special to see Peter Capaldi’s time as the Doctor come to an end,” BBC Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright said on Monday. “But today it has been announced that former companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman, will be making a guest appearance as the Doctor regenerates. Wow.”The assertion, however, has not yet been backed up by an announcement from the BBC.Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald (via BBC)When whispers of Clara’s return first surfaced in May, social media was abuzz with theories: Twitter claimed Eddie’s Diner (in Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, Wales) is booked for two days of filming this month. The real-life restaurant, as seen in a number of Doctor Who episodes, is believed to be Clara and Ashildr’s TARDIS in disguise.“It’s become a tradition now for the companions to reappear as the Doctor regenerates and Jenna isn’t letting the side down,” The Mirror‘s anonymous source said.In 2009, David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor managed a final farewell to Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), and Karen Gillan came back as Amy Pond to bid her raggedy man (Matt Smith) adieu in 2013.Meanwhile, the superb Pearl Mackie—whose Doctor Who run ended over the weekend when Bill ran off with new flame Heather—is expected to appear “in some form” (cyber, puddle, or human?) at Christmas, along with Matt Lucas as Nardole, The Mirror reported. But neither will allegedly be part of incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall’s new series.David Bradley reprises his role as First Doctor William Hartnell in December (via BBC)The BBC on Saturday released an official synopsis of the 2017 holiday special, suggesting that “further casting and details” for the episode “will be revealed in due course.”Currently in production, the festive installment sees David Bradley reprise his role as William Hartnell’s Time Lord. The Harry Potter and Broadchurch actor portrayed Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time, the 2013 TV movie dramatization about the creation of Doctor Who.“As previously announced, the special will serve as Peter Capaldi’s farewell to the series, and will feature the debut of the next Doctor,” the Beeb said.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetlast_img read more