Friday Night with David Tennant?

Ever the man to bring into a list-based newspaper article or blog, former Doctor Who star David Tennant has appeared in a list of suggestions for a replacement for the BBC presenter Jonathan Ross, who has announced that he is not renewing his contract with the public service broadcaster.

Ross currently hosts Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Film 2010 and a Saturday morning show on BBC Radio 2. He announced this week that he is not refusing to renew his contract just 18 months after the “Sachsgate” storm which involved some lewd phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs, which Ross subsequently apologised for and suffered a ban from broadcasting.

It’s in the Telegraph that Tennant – who stood in for Ross on his radio show alongside Catherine Tate on a couple of occasions – appears in a list that also features PM Gordon Brown and former  BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host Terry Wogan.

David Tennant
Over the festive period, Tennant appeared an estimated 78 million times on the BBC – as Doctor Who, as Hamlet, and occasionally as a stand-in news reader and weatherman. No longer the Doctor, this is the perfect way to get him back in the schedules.

Of course, you might think the journalist responsible is joking – but if Friday Night with David Tennant ever occurred, you can guarantee they’ll take the credit, even if it happens as a guest hosting project as has happened with Have I Got News For You and Nevermind the Buzzcocks.

(You know when news is really important when it’s the headline in the midst of a heavy winter and a recession, you see…)


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Christian Cawley

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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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