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Published on August 13th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

Tennant’s Absolute Gold

Tenth Doctor Who David Tennant

In a work of ‘Absolute’ genius David Tennant added some thespian hilarity to the Olympic celebrations with this spoken word version of Spandau Ballets immortal ‘Gold’ for DJ Christian O’Connell’s Olympic ‘Spandathon’.

After pledging to play the song for every gold medal won the Absolute Radio DJ played the song 29 times for our triumphant athletes at London 2012 between 6am and 10.30am BST on Monday 13 August.

Dedicating his performance to fellow Scott Andy Murray – who stormed to Olympic gold in this year’s Men’s Tennis Singles, as well as silver in the mixed doubles alongside Laura Robson – David wasn’t the only performer to offer their unique take on song, with original singer Tony Hadley playing a live version in studio.

Take a listen above, and try not to laugh every time Tennant repeats the word ‘Gold’.


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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to Tennant’s Absolute Gold

  1. I’m not a big Spandau Ballet fan, to be honest, but this is amusing, if slightly annoying to me as someone who gets terribly embarrassed by endless sycophancy over sporting achievements.

    After all, no one goes to these lengths to celebrate academic or artistic success, do they?

  2. avatar Judith Read says:

    I liked Spandau Ballet, but this is brilliant and David does it, as usual, with a touch of genius and in his own inimitable style!! Only he could think of doing words like that to celebrate what I think is such a momentus event. Once again, thanks David, you’re great!!

  3. avatar daniel clements says:

    is that a little smile from dt you can hear when he namechecks one of his episode titles

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