Bonnie Langford returning to Doctor Who

Bonnie Langford is returning to Doctor Who credit:Bang Showbiz
Bonnie Langford is returning to Doctor Who credit:Bang Showbiz

Bonnie Langford is returning to 'Doctor Who'.

The 58-year-old actress is set to reprise her role as companion Mel Bush - who she played from 1986 to 1987 opposite Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy - for a cameo opposite incoming Time Lord Ncuti Gatwa, in 2024 the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.

Bonnie has played the role on TV again just once, in 1993's 'Dimensions in Time', a special Children in Need episode which had a crossover with 'EastEnders', a show she went on to join for three years from 2015.

But the 'Just William' star has also played Mel in several of Big Finish's 'Doctor Who' audio adventures, though she previously explained she had two requests before she committed to the stories.

She recently explained: "No screaming, and please can we build her character a bit? I was constantly seeking a more substantial role.

"Melanie just said, 'But Doctor…’, and screamed.”

Bonnie previously admitted she was open to the idea of returning to 'EastEnders' as Carmel Kazemi.

She said in late 2020: "I don’t think Carmel’s dead so who knows? Never say never.

"I’m an actor, I’ve got to work. Kush needs his mother back!

"Carmel went to Dubai but she might have to come back and make sure he’s behaving himself."

However, Carmel's connection to Albert Square, son Kush - who was played by Davood Ghadami - was killed off the following April, so it seems that door may have closed now.

Bonnie - who shot to fame as a child on 'Opportunity Knocks' back in 1971 and has since sustained a lengthy career in television and musical theatre - previously admitted she would never have a facelift because she is "too frightened".

She said: "I would never contemplate having any work done to improve my looks. I'm too frightened and scared to do anything like that. In any case, I like the experience of living - of laughter and tears - to show in my face. I'm blessed with a certain joie de vivre. Those lines on my face tell a story!"