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Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston details his decision to reprise the iconic role after 16 YEARS 

Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston details his decision to reprise the iconic role after 16 YEARS 

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Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has revealed he determined to reprise his role as the titular Time Lord as he is ‘at all times had an incredible love’ for the character.

The actor, 57, who performed the Doctor for a single collection in 2005, has returned to the half for a collection of Huge End audio dramas, and defined it ‘wasn’t the proper time’ when he was approached beforehand to replay the character.

Regardless of his short-lived stint in the TARDIS, Christopher remains to be hailed for bringing Who again to prominence when the present was revived 16 years in the past, and in addition noticed the introduction of his much-loved companion Rose Tyler.

He's back! Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has revealed he decided to reprise his role as the titular Time Lord as he's 'always had a great love' for the character

He is again! Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston has revealed he determined to reprise his role as the titular Time Lord as he is ‘at all times had an incredible love’ for the character

Talking to Doctor Who Journal, Christopher admitted he determined to return to the half as he felt now could be the ‘proper time’ to revisit the character.

He defined he was impressed by the scripts that had been written for the audio dramas, but additionally accepted the job as he was an actor who wanted ‘paid work.’

Christopher mentioned: ‘I might been requested on a number of events, but it surely wasn’t the proper time due to varied issues about the place I used to be in my private life {and professional} life. After which it grew to become the proper time.

‘Initially, I imply, it is not a modern factor to say – and since we’re all English, we do not speak about these items – however I am an actor, and the means I pay my mortgage and help my kids in by appearing. So it is paid work.

Exciting: The actor has returned to the part for the first time in 16 years, for a series of Big Finish audio dramas (pictured in 2019)

Thrilling: The actor has returned to the half for the first time in 16 years, for a collection of Huge End audio dramas (pictured in 2019)

‘Secondly, as I’ve at all times mentioned, I’ve an incredible love for the character. I’ve at all times mentioned that.’

Christopher left the role of Doctor Who after showing for only one collection, regardless of being praised by followers for her efficiency as the Time Lord haunted by the destruction of his house planey.

The collection gripped viewers with the return of the notorious Daleks, the debut of Captain Jack (performed by John Barrowman) and the Doctor’s blossoming romance with Rose Tyler.

Legendary: Despite only playing The Doctor for a single series in 2005, Christopher is still hailed for bringing Who back to prominence (pictured with Billie Piper as Rose Tyler)

Legendary: Regardless of solely taking part in The Doctor for a single collection in 2005, Christopher remains to be hailed for bringing Who again to prominence (pictured with Billie Piper as Rose Tyler)

However the finish of collection one noticed Christopher’s Doctor regenerate, with David Tennant taking on the role for the second collection in 2006.

Since his departure the actor has candidly revealed that he was battling anorexia throughout filming for the sci-fi drama, and was praised for followers for bravely revealing his psychological well being struggles.

Writing in his ebook I Love The Bones Of You, he mentioned: ‘Many occasions I’ve wished to reveal that I am a lifelong anorexic and dysmorphic.

‘I by no means have. I at all times considered it as a dirty secret, as a result of I am Northern, as a result of I am male and since I am working-class.’

The daddy-of-two revealed his anorexia was prevalent throughout his spell on the BBC drama, including: ‘The sickness remains to be there raging inside me as the Doctor.

‘Individuals love the means I look in that collection, however I used to be very sick. The reward for that sickness was the half. And therein lies the perpetuation of the complete sorry state of affairs.’

Tough: Since his departure the actor has candidly revealed that he was battling anorexia during filming for the sci-fi drama

Powerful: Since his departure the actor has candidly revealed that he was battling anorexia throughout filming for the sci-fi drama

Hard: He revealed his anorexia was prevalent during his spell on the BBC drama, adding: 'The illness is still there raging within me as the Doctor'

Arduous: He revealed his anorexia was prevalent throughout his spell on the BBC drama, including: ‘The sickness remains to be there raging inside me as the Doctor’

Christopher will reprise his role for a collection of Huge End audio dramas, with the first launched in Could 2021.

In a dream conflict for die-hard followers, The Ninth Doctor will come face-to-face with the Cybermen for the first time in a narrative set earlier than he meets Rose in the TV timeline.

The audio collection can even see the Time Lord will be a part of forces with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, who was a fixture of the basic collection from the 60s to the 80s.

Followers obtained a short glimpse of 9 throughout Who’s fiftieth Anniversary again in 2013, however the quick cameo was an archive clip from Christopher’s collection on the present.

Dramatic: The Big Finish series will see the Ninth Doctor come face-to-face with the Cybermen for the first time, will be released beginning in May 2021

Dramatic: The Huge End collection will see the Ninth Doctor come face-to-face with the Cybermen for the first time, might be launched starting in Could 2021

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