David Tennant quits Dr Who

Sad new for Doctor Who fans, David Tennant, the 10th Doctor in the BBC hit series will not be returning to the show after 2009.

Tennant made the announcement via televised hookup while collecting the Outstanding Drama Performance gong at the UK National Television Awards.

Tennant spoke fondly of his time as the Doctor, saying his time on the show has been a “most brilliant, life-changing” experience, however he didn’t want to be typecast “I love this part and I love this show so much, and if I don’t take a deep breath and move on now I never will and you will be wheeling me out of the Tardis in my bath chair.”

Tennant joined the show in 2005. He will play the Doctor in four special shows to be recorded in 2009.