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We warned you, Whovians. Hold on to your sonics!

The BBC has confirmed that John Simm will return as The Master to battle The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) in the forthcoming season of Doctor Who.

John Simm says: “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.”

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer, says: “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.”

John Simm was last seen as The Master on New Year’s Day 2010. Viewers will have to wait to see exactly when and how The Master will return to the new season, which starts on April 15 at 9/8c on BBC America.
As previously announced, Doctor Who Season 10 will also star Michelle Gomez as Missy — a later regeneration of The Master. Other returning foes include the Daleks, the Ice Warriors and – returning for the first time in almost 50 years — the Mondasian Cybermen. An exciting line up of new faces and adversaries will debut across the season, including adorable-but-deadly Emojibots and David Suchet as The Landlord.

Doctor Who returns to BBC America with “The Pilot” April 15 at 9/8c, immediately followed by the season premiere of Class.

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By BBC America