The BBC have denied a report in today’s Sun that David Tennant is to quit Doctor Who part way through the fourth series.
According to the PA Entertainment site a BBC spokeswoman has said negotiations with cast members would not begin until a fourth series had been officially confirmed by BBC bosses.
A BBC spokeswoman told the corporation’s own news site “when a further series is commissioned, we will be able to confirm his involvement.”
Tennant’s tenure in the show has been a constant source of speculation since he took over the role from Christopher Eccleston.
In a recent interview with Doctor Who Magazine Tennant remarked “As soon as I accepted this job, the first question I got asked was, ‘How long are you staying?’ ” adding “I think I now know how many series I’m going to do, and Russell, Julie, and I have talked about it, and will continue to talk about it, but I think it would be stupid of me to say more than that right now – anything can happen, and everything can change…”