David Tennant enjoys keeping Broadchurch secrets

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 January 2015
David Tennant

David Tennant with his Special Recognition Award

David Tennant admits he enjoys the feeling of "power" that comes with being able to keep 'Broadchurch' storylines a secret

David Tennant enjoys the "power" of keeping 'Broadchurch' secrets.

The former 'Doctor Who' star has confessed that rather than struggling to keep the ITV drama's top secret storylines to himself, he actually enjoys being able to tell people that they'll have to wait to see what happens next.

Speaking after collecting his Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards at The O2 in London last night (21.01.15), he said: "'Doctor Who' was good training for not giving anything away. I quite like that.

"I like having the power of not giving anything away. It probably drives people mad, I'm sure. But that's what thrillers are for - if you know the secret ... It's like anything, knowing the secret gives you a little hit but actually it's much less enjoyable than watching it all play out."

The 43-year-old actor - who plays Detective Inspector Alec Hardy in the show - also admits he never anticipated it would be such a success.

He explained: "I always though the first line of my obituary had been written after 'Doctor Who' and then 'Broadchurch' came along and suddenly it kicked off again in a different direction.

"I've been very jammy to end up in two shows that have been treated so enthusiastically by everyone."

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