Published on October 5th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
“It’s been brilliant!”
It’s all part of the promotion for Single Father, the show in which he stars alongside (Doctor Who Series 6 guest star) Suranne Jones.
As you might expect, there is plenty of Doctor Who-related content, not least concerning the timing of his departure.
â€œ…it felt just right, actually. It still does. It felt right to pass the baton on and for it to continue to thrive. I think that was all exactly as I would wish it to be.â€
While admitting that there was a downside to starring in the immensely successful show, Tennant is clear that this was outweighted by the “upside.”
â€œIt was just wonderful and it created many, many more opportunities than it closed down. I think my life is in a very different place and my career is in a very different place to what it was before I did Doctor Who and that is 90 per cent positive.â€
Tennant refuses point blank, however, to “slag off the bloke what nicked the gig”, Matt Smith. Instead, it seems as though he really enjoyed watching the show he has been a fan of for nearly 40 years, without being in it himself.
â€œIâ€™m very nervous to say anything,â€ he hesitates, â€œbecause anything I say is turned into some soundbite and used by the Daily Mail as proof that Iâ€™m aâ€¦ Genuinely, I think itâ€™s been brilliant. Iâ€™ve loved every second of it. Itâ€™s a thrill for me to be watching it as a viewer again. I knew Matt was going to be fantastic and he is. Heâ€™s a great choice and heâ€™s knocked it out of the park.â€