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Here’s David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor Promoting Comic Relief 2023

David Tennant is seemingly appearing as the Fourteenth Doctor for this year’s Comic Relief charity appeal.

Tennant will be presenting a segment of the TV marathon himself, alongside AJ Odudu, Joel Dommett, Paddy McGuinness, and Zoe Ball. And from some set photos, it appears that there might be a sketch with the Fourteenth Doctor, i.e. David as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord.

Nothing has been revealed, however, so perhaps he’s donned his new look solely for the promotional teaser, with Spyfall‘s Lenny Henry.

There are clips from a few sketches in the trailer; already confirmed are special scenes for The Traitors, Blackadder (called Baldrick’s Bedtime Story for Comic Relief), and Ghosts, the latter of which will feature Kylie Minogue (who some people know for her parade of songs, but let’s face it, she’s better known for appearing in Voyage of the Damned).

It would be a lovely surprise to see more of the Fourteenth Doctor, but if so, it’ll likely be a lighter, out-of-canon affair, as with some previous contributions like The Curse of Fatal Death.

Comic Relief begins at 7pm on 17th March 2023, and you can donate by visiting or by calling 03457 910 910. To donate £5, £10, £20, £30, or £40 pounds, text the word FIVE, TEN, TWENTY, THIRTY, or FORTY, respectively, to 70702. And you can buy a range of charity products from retailers including Amazon, TK Maxx, and Home Sense.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Here’s David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor Promoting Comic Relief 2023

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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