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David Tennant Confirms Doctor Who Departure

The 2008 National Television Awards was the time and place – via a satellite link to the interval during Hamlet – for David Tennant’s final statement on his Doctor Who future.

Ladies and gentlemen – the end of the Tenth Doctor is in sight.

Shed a tear.

There can not have been a dry eye at the Royal Albert Hall when David Tennant appeared on a large video screen to receive his award for Outstanding Drama Performance – and with a little buildup to announce, with more than a hint of emotion, that he would not be returning to Doctor Who in 2010.

Noting that if he didn’t leave now they would be "wheeling me out in my bathchair", David thanksed all of the fans and audience for their support, before revealing that he was off to "kill" his co-star Patrick Stewart.

So, let us celebrate the Tenth Doctor’s era while we can. His days are finally numbered, with an 11th Doctor due to arrive in 2010.

With just 5 more special Doctor Who episodes starring David Tennant – who stepped into impressive shoes when he took over from Christopher Eccleston at the end of the 2005 series – I have to say that from a strictly professional point of view, Tennant has been fantastic.

Congratulations on your award, David!

Everyone at Kasterborous wishes David Tennant the very best of luck in all of his future projects.


Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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