David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and Peter Capaldi are set to return to ‘Doctor Who’ for the show's 60th anniversary.
Returning showrunner Russell T Davies will mark six decades of the sci-fi series by attempting to bring back a number of stars who portrayed the Time Lord - including Matt Smith - in a special inspired by the 20th anniversary episode.
A source told The Sun newspaper’s TV Biz column: “The BBC wanted something unique to mark six decades of 'Doctor Who' and while getting all the former Time Lords together will be a challenge, it’s one Russell might just achieve.”
Russell led the revamp of the BBC sci-fi show in 2005, after its original run ended in 1989.
The source added: “After all, he was the man responsible for signing up Christopher and David back in 2005, and he is one of the few people who might convince them to be a part of the show again."
The rumoured idea for the “landmark” episode is inspired by the the 1983 celebration of two decades, titled ‘The Five Doctors’, which saw the first five Doctors come together.
It starred Richard Hurndall - who stood in for the late William Hartnell, the First Doctor - Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker and Peter Davison.
The insider added: "It remains to be seen if he can achieve an exact copy of 'The Five Doctors', but he will certainly want to capture some of the spirit of that landmark episode in these specials.”
This news comes after it was previously confirmed that Jodie Whittaker - the first woman to assume take on the titular Time Lord role - is leaving the show.