Doctor Who: John Simm to return as the Master opposite Peter Capaldi

He last played the role in David Tennant's 2010 farewell episode 

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John Simm will return as villainous character the Master in the forthcoming series of Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed.

The actor first played the role opposite David Tennant in 2007 (the Russell T. Davies era)  and reprised his role for a New Year's special in 2009/10.

This will be his first time starring opposite current Time Lord Peter Capaldi who will be joined by new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie).

Upon the BBC's announcement, 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. “

Writer Steven Moffat also confirmed that Green Wing actor Michelle Gomez, who plays a regenerated incarnation of the same character named Missy, will be returning to star opposite Simm in what is described as “...a solo personality clash.”

The new series of Doctor Who - which will be Capaldi's last - is set to debut on Saturday 15 April at 7.20pm on BBC One.