Nicole • June 14, 2012

The Ice Warriors are another classic Doctor Who monster that have been rumoured to return to the show for a while now.

According to a report today in the Daily Star, they will be one of the first monsters Jenna-Louise Coleman will face in 2013.

They state:

BBC bosses are bringing back the half-reptile, half-humanoid monsters to Dr Who after almost 40 years. They were last seen on TV in 1974 when The Doc was played by the late Jon Pertwee.

They are making their return in 2013 – the 50th anniversary of the show which now stars Matt Smith, 29. The Ice Warriors will be among the first creatures encountered by the Time Lord’s new companion, played by Jenna, 26, following her arrival in the Christmas Day special. And the episode will be penned by Sherlock star Mark Gatiss, 45.

A source said: “Who fans have been crying out for the return of the Ice Warriors. Now they’ve got their wish. “It’s going to be an exciting year with the 50th anniversary celebrations.”

Whether there is anything more to this remains to be seen.