Is There a Doctor in the House? David Tennant Quits Doctor Who

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This is truly a sad day for Who-heads the world over.

It was just announced that David Tennant, the incredibly popular tenth Doctor, will leave the series after four special episodes to be broadcast next year. Upon receiving a National Television Award for outstanding drama performance, Tennant revealed that he will not be filling the title role upon Doctor Who‘s 2010 return.

"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, and you’ll be wheeling me out of the Tardis in my bath chair."

After David spent the better part of a year denying that he planned to leave the series, this surely comes as a bit of a shock. Still, the good news is that the Doctor will, as always, be reborn for series five. The simple question is: Who? (No pun intended.)

So as we reflect on Tennant’s time in the TARDIS, let’s also discuss which actor we’d like to see step into the role. What would you like to see in our next Doctor? What traits? What peculiar eccentricities? What interesting wardrobe choices?

And as we ponder the future of Doctor Who, let the Time Lord Rock tribute songs commence!

Via BBC News

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