Steven Moffat hints at return of popular Doctor Who character

Steven MoffatSteven Moffat has hinted, on Twitter, that a popular Doctor Who character may return during the next season.

Warning: MAY contain mild spoilers.

The show-runner, who is known to be economical with the truth when it comes to discussing future Doctor Who plotlines, has hinted that he could be bringing back a character for the next series, a popular character. The writer tweeted ‘Right EVERYBODY who follows me, go and follow @SophiaMyles – spin that fireplace. NOW.’

The reference was to Moffat’s second season story The Girl in the Fireplace which starred Sophia Myles as the Madame de Pompadour, the famous mistress of Louis XV. The episode, written while Russell T. Davies was in charge, was very popular with fans and touted as a love story between the 10th Doctor (played by David Tennant) and the French vixen. The Doctor promised to take Madame de Pompadour to the stars but she seemingly died before he could keep his promise….

Following Moffat’s tweet on the subject the actress replied, on Twitter, ‘Watch this (fire)place‘ and also added ‘The plot thickens…‘. All of this is enough to convince the Daily Star that Myles is indeed returning and will be Matt Smith’s new regular companion when Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill leave during the seventh season.

Seeing as the Daily Star doesn’t have a good track record with such stories we say take it with a ton of salt. Myles return to Doctor Who – if it does indeed happen – maybe just be a small cameo or the actress could play an entirely different character. Remember both Freema Agyeman and Karen Gillan played different roles in Doctor Who before they were cast as companions.

Still we will have a long wait to find out if Myles is indeed returning to Doctor Who and in what form as the new series won’t air on BBC One until the Autumn.

(Via Blastr)