Who’s in The Day of the Doctor?

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Note: This is a rumour but spoilerphobes may want to avoid reading any further just in case!

The-Day-of-the-Doctor-Extended-TV-Trailer-(29)We’ve been told countless times now that no classic Doctors will be involved in the 50th anniversary special. However, the Daily Star are today claiming that their voices will be used instead, including some newly recorded material:

All the former Time Lords are set to appear in the special birthday episode. Viewers won’t see them all – but they’ll hear their voices.

The actors who played the first three incarnations of the Doctor, William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, are all dead.

And many of the other ex- Doctors don’t look anything like they did in the 1970s and 1980s, so TV chiefs had to come up with a novel way to include them.

Some former Time Lords, including Tom Baker, 79, and Peter Davison, 62, have recorded new dialogue which will be slipped into the programme. For the others, old voice recordings will be used.

As usual, take with a pinch of salt, but it doesn’t sound unrealistic. Perhaps voices heard in the paintings? This possibly aligns with a deleted tweet last week from a reporter claiming Tom Baker was involved.

The story also adds:

We know there will be Zygons and Daleks in the episode but fans might be in for a treat and see other familiar foes too.