September 29, 2008
Tennant to Be Old Timer Lord
DAVID Tennant could be working the controls of the Tardis until he is a pensioner, according to the show's writer.
The actor had refused to talk about whether he would continue as Doctor Who in its fifth series.
But Russell T Davies, the show's outgoing boss, said: "David may never leave, he could go on forever.
"I haven't talked to him about leaving. Maybe it will never happen.
"Maybe he'll be 70 and have to be taken off the set.
"David has brought everything to Doctor Who."
Davies, whose book The Writer's Tale is just out, also let slip some details of the Christmas special.
He added: "It's called The Next Doctor and there is a major plot twist at the end.
"We're thinking of not having a Press screening. We don't think anyone will be able to keep it secret.
"For the first time we have two men together as leads."
The episode, featuring State Of Play actor David Morrissey and Ballykissangel star Dervla Kirwan, sees the return of the Cybermen.
Davies also revealed he would consider doing a Doctor Who film.
He said: "It's going to happen one day just because people keep saying it."
The writer is leaving the show for the time being to focus on new challenges.
He added: "It's just a change, to do something different. But nothing will top Doctor Who."
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