‘Doctor Who’ season 8 spoilers: Who is not joining Matt Smith, John Hurt for anniversary?

Doctor WhoOn November 23, “Doctor Who” is throwing itself a little party. Specifically, we’re talking about a massive celebration for the show’s 50th anniversary of being a part of British television history. This means that we’ll have an opportunity see some stars of the BBC sensation past and present, though sadly not all of them.

While we know already that all of the names mentioned here (including Matt Smith, David Tennant, and the newly-revealed “mystery Doctor” John Hurt) will be taking part in the show, there are still questions pertaining to others. For example, Bernard Cribbins, who you surely remember as Wilfred Mott from the Tennant-led version of the show, is not going to be reprising a role. He told Den of Geek as much, and leaves us with a rather sad feeling in our heart:

“No, I’m not [taking part]. I rang Cardiff [where the ‘Doctor Who’ production unit is based] a little while ago and said, ‘Am I going to be involved?’ and they said, ‘Well no. We’re shooting at the moment and maybe something later on but at the moment, no.’ I would love to get back into it. It would be nice.”

Who knows? The rest of season 8 will shoot later this year, and maybe Wilfred can be involved. For now, these episodes are almost entirely a mystery, given that we do not know Hurt or anyone else, save for Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, are going to be involved with them. We have a long and tiresome wait ahead this summer until we can have more “Doctor Who” in our lives.

While there may not be anything said publicly right now about the rest of the season, maybe you can at least take solace that Steven Moffat has already composed most of the story. If you want to find out his general thoughts on it, be sure to visit our other nugget of “Doctor Who” news over here.

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