“Don’t blink... get drawing!” David Tennant calls on young Doctor Who fans to get creative in Blue Peter competition

Doctor Who star and Gold Blue Peter Badge holder David Tennant calls on fans to get drawing for a chance to win a tour of the top secret Doctor Who set in the Blue Peter Doctor Who Competition.

In a message to fans, he mentions the "brand new Blue Peter competition for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary, the show that is – we all know The Doctor is well over 900 years old!" Referencing one of the Tenth Doctor's most famous lines from Doctor Who episode Blink he advises the young budding artists: "Don't blink. Don't even blink. Get drawing!"

Launched on Blue Peter on Friday 28 April, the competition invites viewers aged between 5 and 15 to draw Doctor Who fan art and say why they would love the opportunity to win an exclusive set tour.

One talented winner will go behind the scenes to discover how the iconic series is made and find out all about the work of the Production Design team.

The winner will also receive a rare collectable Doctor Who 60th Blue Peter competition winner’s badge. The limited-edition badge will be revealed on Blue Peter on Friday 28 April and will be awarded to the top 500 competition entries.

Editor of Blue Peter, Ellen Evans, says: “We’re celebrating two 60th anniversaries this year, for Doctor Who and for the Blue Peter badge. The two programmes have collaborated many times over the years so I’m thrilled to be able to offer such a unique and exciting experience.”

The competition is open for entries now, with full details of how to enter, including rules and privacy notice, on the Blue Peter website at www.bbc.co.uk/bluepeter

The competition closes at 5pm on Monday 15 May 2023.

The competition winner and top runners up will be announced in a Doctor Who takeover on CBBC and BBC iPlayer later in the year to mark the return of the iconic show which promises to be a must-see for all young Doctor Who fans.

Viewers can also learn how to create a TARDIS for their bookshelves in a classic Blue Peter ‘make’ shown on the programme on Friday 21 April and available on BBC iPlayer, and fans can also head to the Blue Peter website to create their own sonic screwdriver.