Osgood back from dead in Doctor Who
The Doctor's biggest fan is making a return to Doctor Who series nine, where she will take on terrifying shape-shifters the Zygons.
Scientist at military organisation UNIT and Time Lord superfan Osgood, played by Ingrid Oliver, was killed off by Missy (Michelle Gomez) in the finale of series eight, but thanks to the time travelling nature of the hit BBC sci-fi series she is able to make a comeback for a two-part episode.
Doctor Who executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat said: "Osgood is back, fresh from her recent murder at the end of last series.
"We recently confirmed that Osgood was definitely dead and not returning - but in a show about time travel, anything can happen.
"The brilliant Ingrid Oliver is back in action. This time though, can the Doctor trust his number one fan?"
Osgood was last seen on screen doing battle with the Cybermen when they invaded Earth and met her death at the hands of the female incarnation of the Master.
This time, she will face the Zygons, extra-terrestrial terrorisers who last put in an appearance in the show's 50th anniversary episode, The Day Of The Doctor.
Actress Oliver said: "As every actor who's worked on Doctor Who will tell you, there's always the secret hope you'll get the call asking you to come back. To actually receive that call is both unexpected and brilliant.
"The word 'honour' gets bandied about a lot, but it really is, it's an honour. Especially because I was so sure Osgood was a goner after the last series."
The two-part episode is currently being filmed in Cardiff, and along with stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his assistant Clara Oswald, it will see guest appearances from Jemma Redgrave, Jaye Griffiths, Cleopatra Dickens, Sasha Dickens, Abhishek Singh, Todd Kramer, Jill Winternitz, Nicholas Asbury, Jack Parker and Aidan Cook.
Doctor Who series nine is due to return to BBC One this autumn.