BBC bosses are so confident in Doctor Who that they are making an episode without him in it... Instead, the Time Lord’s three female assistants – Rose, Martha and Donna – take the starring roles.
The shock twist comes after the Doctor, played by David Tennant, gets lost in space.
His faithful sidekicks are left to take control of the Tardis as they battle to save the world from an alien invasion.
An insider on the show’s top-secret Cardiff set said: “The chemistry between the three assistants is electric. It is so strong that we realised the doctor could be in danger of getting in the way.
“So it is left to the girls to sort things out, having to save civilization and the Doctor himself.”
Former assistants Billie and Freema, will team up with the Doctor’s new companion Catherine, for the one-off episode towards the end of the next series. It will be screened in March.
The insider added: “It is a bit of a gamble having Doctor Who without the Doctor – it has never been done before. But everyone is so interested in the different assistants that it should be fantastic.
“Donna, Martha and Rose are all competing for his attention in different ways and all want to be the best. But the question will be, can they work together?”
Tennant’s future remains uncertain. He is expected to quit after filming this series and three more specials. He recently said bosses had yet to offer him a new contract.So there. We must remember that this is unconfirmed by the BBC and The Sun isn't always accurate about its predictions.
From seeing the filming of the Doctor-lite, it can be confirmed that Donna and Rose are in it, and it is set in an apocalyptic Earth, where there is ruin and famine and evacuations and all that horrible stuff.
There hasn't been any sight of the Doctor filming, BUT there also hasn't been any sightings of Martha either. But this is only a fraction of the episode, Martha could have just been elsewhere for those scenes.
We shall have to see...