According to Digital Spy and a certain classy British tabloid, David Tennant is planning on quitting Doctor Who after the upcoming series. He signed a £1 million contact to make a third series (big waste of license fee IMO) but has been inundated with offers from Hollywood so wants to quit to persue them.
Opinion on Tennant and the second series has actually been quite divided. My personal opinion is Eccleston was a lot better as was the first season; with Eccleston you can take the show a little bit more seriously and the first series had much better stories. Season 2 had some really bad episodes – for example the one with Peter Kay. The whole last episode was also way overrated.
Billie Piper: 11th Doctor?
Obviously any talk of who will be replacing Tennant is all speculation at the moment. Surprisingly, I would place Billie Piper on the list of possible 11th doctors. In May, Billie Piper expressed her wish to play the Doctor. She reportedly threatened to quit the series if she was not made the Doctor.
Says Billie, "In the next few years I’d love to play a female version of Doctor Who. I know exactly how I would play her – she would be crafty in a clever kind of way."
The writer of the show told the Daily Star that he’d happily give the role to Billie if they ever needed a new Doctor. In August, it was reported that the lead writer also wanted to give Rose her own spin off series. The series would have been named "Rose Tyler: Earth Defense" and made it as far as being proposed to the BBC. In the end, it was shelved. But this opens up the possibility that Billie Piper could return to Doctor Who as the 11th doctor.
And of course, in this age of political correctness, it’s inevitable that we’ll be seeing a female Doctor Who soon.