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David Morrissey fuels Doctor rumour

By This is SouthWales  |  Posted: November 28, 2008

Will David Morrissey be the next Doctor Who?

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David Morrissey has fuelled speculation that he could be the next Doctor Who, saying he would jump at the chance to be in the show again.

David will guest star alongside outgoing Doctor David Tennant in a Christmas special - entitled The Next Doctor.

A special preview on Children In Need showed the two actors - both playing Doctors, meeting in Victorian London.

Asked if he would return to Doctor Who, Morrissey told the Radio Times: "Oh yeah. Definitely. I love it. I've had a great time... If they asked me back I'd jump at it, I think it's a great character and I've loved every minute."

Asked if former Doctors had influenced his performance, David said: "When I look at Tom Baker and William Hartnell, there's a truth to their performances; Patrick Troughton as well. They never saw it as a genre show or a children's show."

He said his difficulty was trying trying to create a relationship with something that was not there in special effects scenes.

"At least with the Cybermen, their cold, emotionless faces are right there, so you can react to them. Plenty of kids will sleep with the lights on come Christmas night."

Tennant and Morrissey have worked together before, in the 2004 BBC1 series Blackpool.

"What David's done with the Doctor is so special," Morrissey said. "When I got out of the car with David it was like being with a member of Take That!"

:: The interview is in the new issue of the Radio Times, on sale tomorrow (Saturday).

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