DAVID TENNANT talks about being Doctor Who and a father of four

Broadchurch star, David Tennant has spoken about one of his other leading roles as Doctor Who.

Speaking about his time on the show, David said: “It was a lovely time and a time that I think of very fondly. But you know, you have your time and you move on, but it will always be with me… It never goes away.


The first line of the obituary, I suspect, has been written. But that’s fine, I’m very proud of it.”

Admitting his children are fans of the show, David said: “[My eldest] Ty grew up with it but the younger two have just got into it. And I did not force this upon them! My wife and I met on Doctor Who and they saw a picture, they got wind of that. So they wanted to see it and they watched the episode we met on, and then they developed this passion for it. So it’s now on in our house all the time, which is embarrassing when people come round because it looks like there’s a moving shrine to myself in the corner of the living room at all times.”

He added: “But then the other day, Olive [my daughter] watched my last one, and I thought ‘this is fine’, I wasn’t really thinking about it. It gets quite sad toward the end, and she was wrapped so I wasn’t really paying any attention to the way she was reacting to it. And then she got really upset, really upset! You know, quite moved! Part of me was thinking, ‘Aw [she] doesn’t want to see her daddy moving on.’ Four hours later she was still crying, at which point it felt like bad parenting, I have to be honest… Now of course yesterday she found Matt Smith and he’s her favourite. They’re fickle.”

Speaking about adding to his family on the Jonathan Ross show (Which airs tonight on ITV1 at 9.45pm), David announced that he has just welcomed a fourth child into the family, a baby girl: “We’ve just had another one!” he started, “We’re quite pleased. We managed to [keep that] under the radar, which is how we like to do it on the whole.”

When asked if he thinks this will be it and David won’t be adding any more to his brood, David said: “I think, probably? We’ll see… I think we’re a very happy family.”

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