Eccleston quits Doctor Who role

TV News | Mar 31st, 2005

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Actor Christopher Eccleston has quit as Doctor Who after just one episode of the new series has been screened, the BBC has confirmed.
Bookies have tipped Casanova actor David Tennant as the hot favourite to replace Eccleston as the Time Lord, with odds of 1/10.

Other contenders for the role include Bill Nighy and comedian Eddie Izzard.

Eccleston, whose first appearance as the ninth Doctor attracted 10 million viewers, said he feared being typecast….