David Tennant has finally spoken out about the rumour reborn by Catherine Tate ion Saturday that he is about to leave Doctor Who.
Speaking at the Voyage of the Damned Press Launch on Monday, Tennant revealed that he will indeed be appearing in four Doctor Who specials in 2009 (presumably three specials and a Christmas episode), and that no decisions had been made beyond this.
“Catherine Tate stitched me up good and proper.”
“I started getting all these phone calls on Saturday lunchtime saying apparently you’re leaving Doctor Who,” Tennant told the BBC. “Catherine Tate’s just announced it on Radio 2 – thanks Catherine!”
He added: “I said to her on Monday morning did you know you’ve caused a minor diplomatic incident? She was completely oblivious that the phone had been ringing off the hook.”
“I’m doing four more specials and beyond that no one’s asked me to make any decisions and I’m quite happy to be enigmatic for as long as possible,” he said.
The Press Launch was well received, with Work and Pensions Minister Peter Hain reported to have enthused over it greatly; given his track record on matters of truth, however, we’ll ignore that in favour of the story about a child in the audience who asked Russell T Davies if Dalek creator Davros would be returning in Series 4…
“I don’t know. I’m as in the dark as you are. Would you like us to?”
Amid much laughter, he stroked his chin and added: “I’ll see what I can do.”