October 28, 2012

We all know that David "officially announced his retirement from Doctor Who live on national TV when accepting his 2008 NTA Award for Best Actor but did you know that Catherine Tate actually let the news slip out ten months prior.

While being interviewed on BBC Radio 2 by Jonathan Ross she said "I think it's maybe David's last series."

When pressed on whether Tennant would return to play the timelord in special Dr Who shows in future, Tate, who has been filming series four in Wales, replied, "Possibly.

he BBC refused yesterday to comment on Mr Tennant's future as the show's star.

But it has admitted that the show with take a "gap year" in 2009, with Tennant starring in three specials instead.

BBC Fiction controller Jane Tranter said, "Doctor Who is one of the BBC's best loved and most successful dramas.

"Its journey over the past three series has been one of the most ambitious and exciting that we have had, and I'm delighted to be able to confirm not only three exciting specials for 2009, but a fifth series in 2010."

During the radio broadcast on Saturday, Tate also confirmed the forthcoming series, where she stars as the Doctor's sidekick, would be her last.


Taken from The Western Mail - Cardiff - December 17, 2007 - Hannah Jones