In an emotional speech by live video link at ITV's National Television Awards yesterday, David Tennant revealed his plans to leave Doctor Who at the end of next year. The announcement came after Tennant was awarded the gong for Outstanding Drama Performance for his role as The Doctor in the sci-fi show. "I love this part and I love this show so much, that if I don't take a deep breath and move on now, I never will," he explained.
Tennant, who first appeared on Doctor Who in 2005, will appear in four special episodes of the show, which are due to air in 2009. "When Doctor Who returns in 2010, it won't be with me," he said. He will also appear in the 2008 Christmas special.
At the awards ceremony last night, Tennant’s award was collected by his co-star, Catherine Tate, who was nominated alongside ...Read more