Doctor Who 50th: “No old doctors,” says Sylvester McCoy

7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy says none of the classic cast will be in the Doctor Who 50th

Sylvester McCoy as The 7th Doctor
Sylvester McCoy as The 7th Doctor

While 10th Doctor David Tennant, along with companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), will be showing up for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, none of the surviving original Doctors are likely to, says 7th Doctor and Hobbit star Sylvester McCoy.

“The 20th century Doctors haven’t heard anything,” McCoy told Digital Spy. “I don’t know about the 21st Century Doctors, but we from our century have not been asked to do it. We old Who-ers have not been asked to go along.

“All of us want to do it, just for the fans – because that’s what they want,” he explained. “But we’ve heard nothing – Tom Baker’s heard nothing, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann… none of us have heard anything.”

Doctor Who is airing now on BBC One and BBC America. You can read our spoiler-laden review of the first episode hereDoctor Who Series 7 Part 2 will be available to own 20 May 2013 – pre-order it on Blu-ray for £21.50 or on DVD for £17.75 from Amazon.co.uk.