David Tennant has publicly responded to rumours that he could be returning to Doctor Who.


After the shock announcement that showrunner Russell T Davies will be back to steer the ship next season, speculation later followed that he could be reuniting with his acclaimed Tenth Doctor.

Speaking to crowds at last weekend's German Comic-Con, Tennant acknowledged how virtually everything he says about Doctor Who becomes headline news, which makes it difficult for him to field such questions.

"I've been asked a version of this question for the last 20 years and I've learnt through bitter experience that there's not any point even answering it, because whatever I say is spun by whoever wants to hear it," he began.

For this reason, he didn't offer a firm confirmation or denial of the rampant rumours, but chimed in on the idea of his Doctor returning for a second stint on television – which would be an unprecedented move for the franchise.

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Tennant continued: "There's no point in me denying it, there's no point in me confirming it, there's no point in me fudging it. Whatever I say will become whatever the internet wants it to be.

"I mean, it would be quite a weird idea and it's not something that you'd necessarily expect from Doctor Who. That's all I can... I'm not going to try giving any more than that because what's the point?"

Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall will be wrapping up their run on the sci-fi drama very soon, with just one episode remaining before Davies ushers in a brand new era.

Still, there's no word yet on when the final chapter will end, nor who will be the next person to step into the TARDIS, with fans divided on whether they'd like to see a Tennant reprisal or someone completely different.

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