Speaking on BBC Radio 2′s Jonathan Ross, Series 4 co-star Catherine Tate has implied that Series 4 will be David Tennant’s last showing as the star of Doctor Who.
Although the BBC have yet to comment officially, a BBC News report has detailed the exchange, with Catherine Tate – likely appearing for one series only – revealing to Jonathan Ross:
“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 replied: “Possibly.”
All of which suggests that with Series 4 still in production, one or two details have yet to be finalised – and with DWM mocking Doctor Who fans across the web for their concern over the 3 episode specials in 2009, renewed questions over Tennant’s long term future are going to put things on edge for a few months at least.
You see, this information from Tate conflicts the initial BBC press release about Doctor Who in 2009. You’ll remember the one, with its New Labour-esque condescending spin that so patronised Doctor Who fans back in September.
David Tennant’s appearance in the fifth series of Doctor Who looks uncertain after it was revealed there will be no new series in 2009.
The fourth series, starring Tennant, is due to hit TV screens next year, but the fifth will not be seen until 2010.
Instead, Tennant, will star in three Doctor Who specials, written by Russell T Davies, on BBC One in 2009.
A spokeswoman for Doctor Who said she was unable to comment whether Tennant would return for the 2010 series.
So – what is the truth here? We await with baited breath.