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ACTOR Tom Baker is quitting as TV's Dr. Who after almost seven years.

He will leave when the present series ends in March--and the BBC has hinted that his successor could be a woman.

Last night, Tom, 46, said : "It's taken several months to reach this decision and it's not been easy.

"I loved the programme and this has been the happiest time of my career.

"I have met thousands of children all over the country and have had an instant relationship with them because of the programme."

The latest change in cast is bound to upset the programme's millions of fans. Lalla Ward, who plays Romana, is leaving and K9, the mechanical dog, is also being written out during this series.

Tom, a former hod-carrier on a London building site, insisted there had been no row.

But he admitted to being "occasionally bad tempered with directors" and said : "I was very upset that K9 had to go."

He said he felt it was time he let someone else have a go.

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