Billie Piper's Rose became an instant fan-favourite when she debuted alongside Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor in 2005's Doctor Who revival. However, the character would really shine when she joined David Tennant's Tenth iteration of this iconic hero on his adventures.
Rose's story came to an end some time ago, though she remains an incredibly important part of the Doctor Who mythos. Now, with Tennant returning to this franchise as the Fourteenth Doctor later this year, speculation has been running rampant that the beloved companion could return, albeit in a different form.
We've known for some time that Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney will play a character called Rose in this year's 60th-anniversary specials, but contrary to many a popular fan theory, she's not a reincarnated Rose or the original version with a different face.
Instead, it's been confirmed (via SFFGazette.com) that Finney will play Rose Noble, the daughter of Catherine Tate's Donna Noble!
We know that a dire fate awaits Donna - who was just as important to the Tenth Doctor as Rose - should she remember the time-traveller, but this name implies that at least some of the memories she had wiped have trickled down into her new life with Shaun Temple.
Tennant's Doctor is going to take centre stage this holiday season over the course of three specials titled "The Star Beast," "Wild Blue Yonder," and "The Giggle."
Joining him, Finney, and Tate are Neil Patrick Harris as a villain thought to be The Toymaker, Jacqueline King as Sylvia Noble, Karl Collins as Shaun Temple, Ruth Madeley as Shirley Anne Bingham, and the late Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott.
Check out the announcement post - which marked Finney's birthday - from the official Doctor Who X account below.