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'Doctor Who' fans can't wait for Legend of the Sea Devils return on Easter Sunday

Doctor Who Legend of the Sea Devils poster. (BBC)
Doctor Who will return on Easter Sunday with Legend of the Sea Devils. (BBC) (BBC)

Doctor Who is set to return on Easter Sunday for the second in a trio of specials - and it will bring with it some of the show's classic monsters, the Sea Devils.

Fans of the BBC One show can't wait to see the Sea Devils, first made famous by the 1970s incarnation of Doctor Who, back on screen after seeing a teaser image for the Legend of the Sea Devils episode.

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It features a ripped pirate flag with a skull and crossbones-style crossed swords image of the Sea Devils and bears the episode air date of 17 April - Easter Sunday.

The episode will also see Jodie Whittaker back in her role as the Doctor, having completed her final full season, as she was signed up to star in three specials in 2022.

The Sea Devils are set to return to Doctor Who on Easter Sunday. (BBC)
The Sea Devils are set to return to Doctor Who on Easter Sunday. (BBC) (BBC Studios/James Pardon)

She'll be joined by Mandip Gill and John Bishop as companions Yaz and Dan, with a BBC description of the special reading: "In a swashbuckling special adventure, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan come face to fin with one of the Doctor’s oldest adversaries: the Sea Devils.

"Why has legendary pirate queen Madam Ching come searching for a lost treasure? What terrifying forces lurk beneath the oceans of the nineteenth century? And did Yaz really have to dress Dan up as a pirate?"

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One excited fan tweeted: "It's so close already! Can't wait for #doctorwho and the return of the sea devils!"

Someone else agreed: "Brilliant!! Still can't believe the Sea Devils are actually returning but they look phenomenal!"

Yaz and the Doctor, played by Mandip Gill and Jodie Whittaker, are back together for the second of three Doctor Who specials. (BBC)
Yaz and the Doctor, played by Mandip Gill and Jodie Whittaker, are back together for the second of three specials. (BBC) (BBC Studios/James Pardon)

Another person impressed by the episode teaser wrote: "This is an amazing poster from @bbcdoctorwho and i cannot wait for the story!"

Someone else commented: "I am very very excited about Legend of the Sea Devils. I can't wait."

Another fan wrote: "Looking forward to a swashbuckling adventure with the Doctor, Yaz and Dan. Love the design of the Sea Devils too!"

Madam Ching, played by Crystal Yu, stars in the episode of Doctor Who. (BBC)
Madam Ching, played by Crystal Yu, stars in the episode. (BBC) (BBC Studios/James Pardon)

Fans of the series are also eagerly awaiting the announcement of who the 14th Doctor will be and have been sharing theories about when the new Time Lord could be named.

Whittaker has now finished her run as the 13th Doctor, but this will mark her second last appearance in the role as she had made three specials to air throughout the year.

Doctor Who Legend of the Sea Devils will air on Easter Sunday, 17 April on BBC One, with times announced soon.

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