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Tennant: I Have Hairy Toes

Last weekend’s San Diego Comic Con saw at least two web-based rumours but to bed – no Doctor Who movie, and David Tennant won’t be playing the lead role in The Hobbit.

“I’m a bit tall, aren’t I?” he joked. “I know they do things with CGI now, but I’m 6’1″. Hobbits are little. I do have quite hairy toes, though.”

The new Hobbit film is produced by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and directed by Guillermo Del Torro; the film is an adaptation of the book that setup the events inLord of the Rings, and introduces a younger Bilbo Baggins (played by Ian Holm in the previous movies).

As we considered a few days ago, shrinking a gangly 6 footer down to Hobbit proportions would look quite bizarre, and it seems at least David Tennant agrees with this.

He also has an interesting opinion on where internet rumours come from.

“I think someone sits in their bedroom in Saskatchewan and comes up with an idea and they post it. And within minutes it’s around the world and I’m getting phoned up by journalists and friends of mine saying, ‘When are you off to shoot with Guillermo [del Toro]?'” said Tennant. “It’s not something I know anything about.”

Although blaming it on the Canadians could just be a double bluff…

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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