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Former star Peter blasts Chris for quitting show

CHRISTOPHER Eccleston has come under fire from former Doctor Who star Peter Davison for quitting after just one series.

He accused the 41-year-old actor of "letting down" the show as fans won't enjoy it as much knowing that he is leaving. Davison, 54 - who played the doctor from 1982 for three series - added: "He is letting down the programme. His commitment should have been for at least a couple, maybe three, series'.

"I hate to see, after all the effort that went into getting the programme back on TV. Doctor Who scuppered by an actor saying 'I don't want to do this anymore'." Eccleston stunned producers by announcing after the first of 13 episodes was screened that he would only do one run of the BBC1 drama to work on new projects.

Davison, the fifth Doctor Who, said: "It is now difficult for people to watch knowing he has walked out on the show.

"I don't think you can engage with the new doctor in the way you should be able to."

Eccleston, who stars alongside Billie Piper in the series, will be replaced by Casanova star David Tennant, 33 - the 10th Doctor.

Tale of Two Timelords


Age: 41 Doctor number: 9 Born: Salford, Lancs

Series: 1, this year

Style: Leather jacket, jeans, northern accent


Age: 54 Doctor number: 5

Born: Streatham, London

Series: 3, from 1982 to '84

Style: Eccentric Edwardian cricket kit

Caption: LEGEND: Davison as Doctor

Caption: I'M OFF: Eccleston is going

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