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Simm on 50th: “I didn’t get a call”

In the ongoing saga of will they/won’t they/surely they have asked by now and are probably secretly filming as we speak, the Master himself John Simm has denied that he’ll be returning to the show for the 50th anniversary.


The Master: he’s still waiting, Mr Moffat…

Appearing as a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show, Simm coyly denied that he has had any contact from the BBC about potentially giving the Scissor Sisters one last spin.

Here’s the full transcript of the hilarious exchange:

Jonathan Ross: ‘You were a big part of the Doctor Who series when David Tennant was the Doctor; the 50th anniversary is coming up: is your Master going to be appearing in that?’

John Simm: (A pause eerily similar to the Master) ‘…No’

JR: ‘Definitely no?’

JS: ‘I think unless, erh, I don’t know when they’re filming it. I haven’t heard anything at all. I think it’s pretty much no…’

JR: ‘It’s a shame. I’d love to see him back.’

JS: ‘Hmm, well, I didn’t get a call…’

JR: ‘…Bastards’

So with the Zygons already in place would you like to see the Master behind the scenes manipulating events or are you happy to leave him after the events of The End of Time?

The Master; can you decide whether he should live or die? (See what I did there?)

(via Blogtor Who)


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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