Delighted fans got to see David Tennant back as Doctor Who this weekend - and eagle-eyed viewers reckon one scene was so spot-on, he wasn’t even acting.
The Broadchurch star was the tenth actor to play Doctor Who, first appearing in the long-running sci-fi series in 2005.
On Saturday (25 November), the Scotsman returned to the show - this time as the fourteenth Doctor - and seemed to be pretty bloody chuffed about the whole thing, as you can see in this scene:
In fact, fans reckon that particular wholesome scene was so well done that it can only be the 52-year-old’s legit reaction to being back inside the TARDIS after so long.
Sharing the clip on X, formerly known as Twitter, one fan wrote: “I’m so certain David Tennant wasn’t doing an ounce of acting in this scene this is just a 52-year-old man that’s become a 9 year old kid again.”
And others were quick to agree with someone else commenting: “I've just said this on our family WhatsApp chat - this was 100% David, not the Doctor at all.”
A third added: “And this is pure David Tennant. Always my favourite Doctor.”
While a fourth said: “As I was watching this scene I said (out loud, to an empty room) ‘he is having WAY too much fun!’”
Tennant is back for three episodes to mark 60 years of Doctor Who.
Showrunner Russell T Davies has teased that the mystery surrounding the Doctor’s new/old face ‘does continue over the next two specials’.
He told Doctor Who Unleashed: "It's not a huge plot, but it has a nice payoff actually. So keep tuned in!"
He went on: "He's an old Doctor - [David Tennant has] played the Doctor before - but this has never happened.
"The Doctor's never got his face back before, or her face back before, so that's fascinating.
"It's a plot that runs throughout the three hours - why has this happened?
"It leads towards the most extraordinary ending, which is a scene we've never played before in the whole 60 years of Doctor Who."
The story will resolve itself in the third and final episode of the specials - titled 'The Giggle' - which will also be when fans are introduced to the Fifteenth Doctor, played by Ncuti Gatwa.
Gatwa’s first full episode as the Doctor will then air on Christmas Day.Featured Image Credit: BBC