Doctor Who villain Beep the Meep to make show debut for 60th anniversary next year


Doctor Who comic villain Beep the Meep ‘to make show debut’ when David Tennant returns to BBC sci-fi series for 60th anniversary next year

Doctor Who villain Beep the Meep is set to make its show debut alongside the Wrath Warriors when David Tennant returns as the Time Lord for the show’s 60th anniversary next year.

Villain Beep the Meep, an alien which looks like a fluffy rodent, is set to battle the Doctor in the upcoming new episodes.

A source told the Mirror: ‘Younger viewers will love Beep – he appears to be meek and cute, but he’s as deadly as a Dalek or a Cyberman.’

New: Doctor Who villain Beep the Meep is to make its show debut alongside the Wrath Warriors when David Tennant returns as the Time Lord for the show¿s 60th anniversary next year (David pictured with Catherine Tate who plays the Doctor's companion Donna Noble)

New: Doctor Who villain Beep the Meep is to make its show debut alongside the Wrath Warriors when David Tennant returns as the Time Lord for the show’s 60th anniversary next year (David pictured with Catherine Tate who plays the Doctor’s companion Donna Noble)

David, 51, was spotted filming with his co-stars on the streets of Cardiff this week, with the actor sitting next to a fluffy creature in a car.

The menacing Wrath Warriors are also set to appear when the sci-fi series returns next year.

With their red eyes and insect-like exoskeleton they look as if they should also be villains, but they are actually tasked with the duty of fighting off the baddies.

Trouble ahead? Villain Beep the Meep, an alien which looks like a fluffy rodent, is set to battle the Doctor in the upcoming new episodes

Trouble ahead? Villain Beep the Meep, an alien which looks like a fluffy rodent, is set to battle the Doctor in the upcoming new episodes

Both Beep the Meep and the Wrath Warriors appeared in the 1980s comic book version of Doctor Who.

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It comes after it was announced Yasmin Finney had joined the cast of Doctor Who last month.

Latest addition: It comes after it was announced Yasmin Finney had joined the cast of Doctor Who last month

Latest addition: It comes after it was announced Yasmin Finney had joined the cast of Doctor Who last month

The Heartstopper actress is overjoyed to have joined the sci-fi show for its 60th anniversary next year and will be playing a character named Rose opposite new Timelord Ncuti Gatwa.

She said: ‘If anyone would have told eight-year-old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed them.

‘This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life. I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Get Ready.’

Grateful: Meanwhile, Ncuti recently revealed he was 'deeply honoured' to be chosen as Jodie Whittaker's replacement as the Doctor after being confirmed for the role

Grateful: Meanwhile, Ncuti recently revealed he was ‘deeply honoured’ to be chosen as Jodie Whittaker’s replacement as the Doctor after being confirmed for the role

Producer Russell T. Davies teased Yasmin’s character will be as vital to the show as Billie Piper’s Rose Tyler was when she appeared on the show alongside Doctors Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant.

He said: ‘Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose?

‘You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set. We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world — and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!’

Meanwhile, Ncuti recently revealed he was ‘deeply honoured’ to be chosen as Jodie Whittaker’s replacement as the Doctor after being confirmed for the role.

He said: ‘There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling.

‘A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared.

‘This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care.

‘I will endeavour my upmost to do the same.’

Horizons new: Jodie confirmed last summer that she was leaving Doctor Who alongside showrunner Chris Chibnall, both of whom have worked on the show since 2017

Horizons new: Jodie confirmed last summer that she was leaving Doctor Who alongside showrunner Chris Chibnall, both of whom have worked on the show since 2017

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