DAVID Tennant is to hang up his sonic screwdriver after he films the next five hour-long specials of Doctor Who for the BBC.
This is a tragedy of pan-galactic proportions; he’s been absolutely brilliant in the part.
And now the search begins for a replacement. Who should it be? Any ideas? My preferred candidate would be Simon Pegg, who’s proved he is a top comic actor as well as able to carry off straight roles.
A list of other contenders might include James McAvoy and Anthony Head (who did actually apply for the part when the 1996 TV movie was being cast).
All suggestions welcome (and I’m really hoping there are some brilliant comedians out there who will suggest the prime minister on the basis that “he’s from a different planet”, etc. Comedy genius).
But if you can avoid such predictable nonsense, please let me have your suggestions.