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Doctor Who 50th: Paul McGann “gutted” to not return

Paul McGann won’t be appearing in The Day Of The Doctor, Doctor Who’s 50th special

Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor with Daphne Ashbrook's Grace Holloway
Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor with Daphne Ashbrook’s Grace Holloway

Speaking to Flicks And The City, Eighth Doctor Paul McGann quashed rumours he’ll be appearing in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, ‘The Day Of The Doctor’, and wished he was.

“I was a bit dismayed,” said McGann. “A bit gutted, but [the older Doctors] are not in it.

“There’s all kinds of rumours… doing the rounds. One gets tired of trying to refute things on Twitter and the like, but take it from me – I’m not in it.

“The thing about Doctor Who is… if not now, then maybe some other time. That’s the beauty of it – we can always come back.”

The Doctor Who 50th anniversary special will air on 23 November 2013. Pick up the Doctor Who TV Movie as part of the Revisitations box-set on DVD for £11.88 from Amazon.co.uk.