David Tennant denies latest rumours

Oh fun. It seems Catherine Tate caused a bit of bother by mentioning that she thought that the 2008 series would be David Tennant’s last. The facts so far, as confirmed in a BBC News report are that David is doing the four specials in 2009, and that (so far) there has been no discussion or decision made about the already commissioned 2010 series, which seems sensible enough.

I’m sure there will be more speculation, rumours, definitive statements of the completely made up variety, and much more until there is an announcement about who will be playing the Doctor in 2010. Which still seems quite crazy to me – never in the history of the original series was the BBC ever prepared to commit to production that far ahead, which says a lot about the level of success Doctor Who has achieved. It seems a lot of people can’t just sit back and enjoy it…