Former Doctor Who Paul McGann has repeated in a recent interview that he would be happy to return to the show if asked, adding to his short but loved appearance as the Eighth Doctor in 1996.
Speaking to Digital Spy, McGann – who has played the Doctor for over 10 years in various Big Finish audio adventures – revealed that he is “still in the Doctor Who loop“.
“Being Doctor Who, there’s always anniversaries looming large – celebration programmes and episodes,” he said. “I’m often asked, ‘If they get the five Doctors together, would you do it?’ and of course, I’d do it. They’ve just got to ring me up!”
“Although I was [in] Doctor Who for six weeks, sixteen years ago, it never goes away – it only ever seems to get stronger,” he suggested. I’d love to do that again, but that’s not up to me.”
Previously Paul McGann has been praised by Matt Smith, who described McGann as a “great actor”. We’re pretty much of the same opinion here at Kasterborous, and would love to see him playing the Eighth Doctor once again. Sadly, as McGann recalled last year, no one from the BBC has uttered the words “Doctor Who” to him since 1996.
Of course, it’s all down to just one man, but if any classic era Doctor were to be used in an upcoming special, McGann is the one who looks most matches his appearance 16 years ago.
Go on, Moff!