Matt Smith thinks Christopher Eccleston would return for a 'Doctor Who' special.

The show celebrates its 50th anniversary next year and it has previously been speculated a special episode featuring as many of the surviving actors who have played the Timelord would return, and though Christopher - who had the lead role for one series in 2005 - has distanced himself from the programme, its current lead star thinks he would come back.

Asked about the possibility of the seven surviving Doctors returning, Matt said: "It's a [good idea], yeah. But that's easier said than done I would have thought.

"Chris will be alright. Well, I mean, who knows? I'd love it. I'd love him to come back."

Matt is a big fan of how Christopher portrayed the Timelord and thinks his own character would lose in a fight to him.

He added: "I love his Doctor. I really do. He was from Manchester. Proper hard. Leather jacket. He'd give my Doctor a bit of a whopping, wouldn't he?"

Matt also revealed he writes thank you notes to the 'Doctor Who' guest stars after being gifted a box of personalized stationary by the show's then-executive producer Piers Wenger when he joined the programme.

He told Esquire magazine: "I thought it was a very nice gift. Now each actor that comes in, I write them a little note of thanks. I say, 'Thank you for your hard work.' Not to all of them. To some of them."

  1. by Dave Cross 03rd Aug 2012 11:53

    The headline to this article seems rather at odds with the content. At no time does Matt Smith say 'Eccleston Could Return to Doctor Who'. He actually says 'I'd love him to come back'.
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  2. by Ryan 04th Aug 2012 20:33

    8 surviving Doctors, not 7...