David Tennant warms hearts as he wears trans rights TARDIS pin badge

It’s not the first time David Tennant has shown such support (Picture: BBC)

David Tennant marked Trans Day of Remembrance by wearing a trans rights Tardis pin badge on The One Show on Monday night.

The Scottish actor, 52, has long been a champion of LGBTQ+ causes and has been spotted in the past donning pro-trans and non-binary pin badges and t-shirts.

Tennant appeared on the BBC evening talk show with Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas to discuss the 60th anniversary special episodes of Doctor Who.

Coming back to the role of the Doctor for the first time in a decade, Tennant sat beside returning Doctor Who showrunner and writer Russell T Davies.

And for some Whovians watching at home, there were two reasons to celebrate as Tennant showed his support for the trans community once again.

Looking smart in a navy blue suit, the actor completed his look with a sky blue, white, and pink badge, signalling his support for trans rights.

He wore the badge during an appearance on Saturday Night Takeaway in February (Picture: ITV)

Trans Day of Remembrance is recognised annually on November 20, memorialising those who have been murdered or have died as a result of transphobia.

Watching at home, one person commented: ‘Seeing him always so proudly wear that pin brings such joy to my heart. He is a hero!’

Another viewer said: ‘Nothing purer today than David Tennant talking about how doctor who got him into acting while wearing a Tardis pin in trans colours because he is that ally.’

The badge is part of a set made by Etsy manufacturer ProudScience, which also features a rainbow flag Tardis design and a bisexual pride flag Tardis design.

Tennant sat alongside Russell T Davies on The One Show (Picture: BBC)
Fans have been clamouring to get their hands on the badges (Picture: Etsy/ProudScience)

ProudScience’s set has proved to be a very popular one, with Christmas orders already sold out after nearly 200 were sold in the last 24 hours.

And it’s not the first time Tennant has worn such a badge on TV, with the Des and Litvinenko actor donning the same one on The Last Leg on Friday.

ProudScience owner, Dr. Jamie Gallagher, revealed his excitement at seeing his creation worn by Tennant as he tweeted about watching The Last Leg live.

‘The Doctor himself, David Tennent wearing my little trans Tardis on The Last Leg!,’ he excitedly commented, showing people where they could buy his pins.

Back in July, Tennant was also spotted wearing a non-binary pride badge while promoting the second season of Amazon Prime series Good Omens.

Earlier in the year, he turned up to a live episode of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway while wearing the non-binary pride badge as well.

As for showrunner Davies, he had words for anyone upset by the fact the upcoming 60th anniversary episodes has a trans character played by trans actress, Heartstopper star Yasmin Finney.

He said at a press event ahead of the episodes airing that he knew there were some people ‘full of absolute hate, and venom, and destruction and violence who would like to see that sort of thing wiped off the screen entirely.’

And to anyone who held those views, he said: ‘Shame on you and good luck to you in your lonely lives.’

Watch Doctor Who on Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.

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