Big news for Doctor Who fans–the fourth Doctor will be back to celebrate the show’s golden anniversary next year.
A source close to the show confirmed that Tom Baker will don his iconic scarf for the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration.
Baker will team up with Matt Smith for an upcoming episode.
“It will be fitting to have Tom back to mark the 50 years. He was a big part of the show’s success and is much-loved by the fans,” the insider says.
Baker was not part of the show’s 20th anniversary celebration, “The Five Doctors” because he’d just left the role of the Doctor the year before and he wanted to distance himself from the series. But he’s softened his stance since that time, expressing an interest in returning to the series as the new Master during David Tennant’s tenure and then as the fourth Doctor for the anniversary.