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 formerÂ BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host Terry Wogan.
Over the festive period, Tennant appeared an estimated 78 million times on the BBC â€“ 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…)