Today’s edition of The Sun claims that David Tennant will leave Doctor Who during the fourth series causing a mid-season regeneration to the 11th Doctor.
The paper claims “Producers are keen to get another Scot, Trainspotting star Robert Carlyle, 45, to step in.”
The story follows a wave of media speculation on is likely tenure in role after a recent interview for Doctor Who Magazine in which David commented:
“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…”
If true the news still means that Tennant, recently voted the most popular Doctor of all time, would on screen for approximately another 18 months allowing plenty of time for any transition to be planned for. It would also appear to rule out any major cast departures at the end of series three.
Link: The Sun