Russell T Davies confirms he's through with Doctor Who

News Simon Brew 29 Oct 2012 - 06:28
Russell T Davies: cheers, Mr D

Don't expect another Doctor Who episode from Russell T Davies. He's firmly a happy viewer, and has no plans to change that...

With Wizards Vs Aliens finally bursting onto our screens today, its co-creator, Russell T Davies, has given a new interview, and inevitably, the question of Doctor Who has come up. It's fair to say that Davies doesn't leave much doubt as to his current position.

"Don't ask me about the 50th anniversary", he told The Telegraph, "because it's nothing to do with me. I'm just a happy viewer now". This re-enforces his previously-stated adamant position that he has no plans at all to go back to the show. Internet rumours had occasionally linked Davies with returning to write an episode for Doctor Who, but it seems clear that isn't going to happen.

As it happens, there may have been one slight exception to Davies' refusal to go back to Doctor Who. He did reveal that "I did ask BBC Books if they fancied a graphic novel, and they went 'no'". And that appears to be it where Russell T Davies and Doctor Who are concerned.

Most important of all, though, is Davies' partner's continued fight against cancer, which is also touches on in the interview. We wish them both all the best in that battle. We really, really hate cancer a lot.

Wizards Vs Aliens starts on CBBC today. Do check it out. It's really very good.

The Telegraph.

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