Ex-Doctor Who stars set for 50th anniversary snub?
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 December 2012
Former 'Doctor Who' star Colin Baker says he's not been asked to appear in the show's 50th anniversary episode next year, and believes most of the other actors who have played the Time Lord will also be snubbed
Former 'Doctor Who' stars are reportedly set to be snubbed from the show's 50th anniversary next year.
Fans had been hoping for a multi-doctor episode - bringing in many of the Time Lord's previous incarnations - but producers may reject them, as most of the actors who have played The Doctor since 1963 now look too old.
Colin Baker, 69, who played the character between 1983 and 1986, said he thinks the show will only feature the actors who have played Doctor Who since its reboot in 2005: Matt Smith, 30, David Tennant, 41, and Christopher Eccleston, 48.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I have not been asked back yet. the show is hugely successful again and I think the BBC view will be they don't need us old ones.
"Maybe the fans can start a petition to get us back. I would love to appear in the anniversary episode."
Other surviving stars to have played The Doctor include Tom Baker, 78, Peter Davidson, 61, Sylvester McCoy, 69 and 53-year-old Paul McGann.
Colin has recently completed a 17-day stint on reality show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!', and is fighting fit afterward, saying he has lost two stone during his stint.