With the 50th anniversary just a little over two years away, fans are beginning to wonder how Doctor Who will celebrate the milestone.
Sadly, three of the Doctors are no longer with us and it appears there’s one actor not interested in reprising the role. That would be Christopher Eccleston, who played the ninth Doctor on the series.
When asked about whether he’d return for the anniversary celebration, Eccleston told British interviewer Graham Norton, “No. Never bathe in the same river twice.”
Current producer Steven Moffat says he’d like to stay working on the show through its 50th anniversary and we’re hearing that Matt Smith may be persuaded to remain as well to celebrate the anniversary.
Fans may recall that the 20th anniversary story, “The Five Doctors” happened without new footage from the fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. Baker felt he hadn’t been away from the role long enough and so the production team used footage from the unbroadcast story “Shada” instead.