Asked by The Independant whether he’d be returning to Doctor Who for the 50th Anniversary to reprise his role as the 8th Doctor, who appeared on screen only in the 1996 TV movie, Paul McGann replied, “I know [the 50th Anniversary]’s imminent but no, there’s been no invites to or sounding out taking place but maybe it will happen, we don’t know.”
The 6th Doctor, Colin Baker, who held the role between 1984 and 1986, was more brutal, telling Cambridge News, “They don’t need us. The programme is doing extremely well without us.
“Also, every time someone asks me that question I hold up a photograph of myself when I played the part, compared to what I look like now, and say, ‘OK, how do you deal with that?’ I’ve changed.”
If he was to return for Doctor Who Series 7 though, he has conditions:
“There would be two big questions I would ask,” said baker. “The first is, is my Doctor going to get a fair crack of the whip in the story, and not be eclipsed by anybody else?”
“And the other one is, what vast fortune are you offering me? I’d be quite brutal… and say, if they offered me a million quid, I’d go on and say one line for them. If they offered me a tenner, I wouldn’t.”
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