David Tennant could RETURN as Doctor Who as first actor to play the Time Lord twice rumours suggest

DAVID Tennant could RETURN as Doctor Who – replacing Jodie Whittaker.

Jodie, 39 — the first female Time Lord — will step aside after two specials later this year.

And if the rumours are right David, 50, would make history as the first to play the Time Lord in two separate runs.

It would also reunite him and former showrunner Russell T. Davies, who is due to return to the show for the 60th anniversary and beyond – news that has sent fans into meltdown. 

Russell was at the helm when David took on the role from 2005 to 2010, and helped make the reboot of the show one of the Beeb’s biggest Saturday night hits.

David also sparked a frenzy when he refused to rule out reprising the role, telling Digital Spy: "Never say never."

He added: "Because there's that element of fantasy, anything is ultimately possible. You should never say never to anything. I think that way madness lies."

Now fans have claimed to have spotted a tip off on a fan page suggesting the BBC have reached out to the actor.

The Plymouth Herald reports that an unconfirmed BBC source "leaked the information".

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Other names previously thrown around were Olly Alexander, who won critical acclaim last year as AIDS sufferer Ritchie Tozer in Russell T Davies’ Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin.

Russell was said to have championed Olly for the BBC sci-fi role.

However, the Years and Years frontman attempted to put those rumours to rest in an interview last summer.

When Capital FM Breakfast host Sonny Jay outright asked him: "Are you going to be playing Doctor Who?"

Olly responded "no" and laughed.

Olly's It's A Sin co-star Omari Douglas was also a frontrunner to replace Jodie in the iconic role.

A BBC insider told The Sun: “As ever bosses are staying tight-lipped about what they have planned.

“But with filming still going on for episodes in 2022, there’s lots more to come for Jodie’s doctor.”

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