John Simm’s The Master is returning to Doctor Who
John Simm is returning to Doctor Who to portray The Master in series ten.
Simm last played the Doctor’s nemesis in 2010 alongside David Tennant as the Doctor. The character has since regenerated into a female form, who calls herself Missy and is played by Michelle Gomez.
The reintroduction of Simms creates a little confusion as this means there could be two versions of The Master trotting around, but the world of time travel can allow for lots of Masters. Watch out Doctor!
The BBC were planning to keep Simm’s involvement in season ten a secret, but were forced to bring forward their announcement after gossip got out.
Simm said: “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what The Master gets up to in the next series.”
Showrunner Steven Moffat added: “”Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who. But you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what The Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor.
“It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash.”