Dr Who’s Matt Smith: ‘Bring back David Tennant, Tom Baker for 50th anniversary’

Eleventh doctor wants previous incarnations to return for 2013 special

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has revealed he’d love previous incarnations of the character to come back for the show’s 50th anniversary in 2013.

The actor, who is the 11th version of the Time Lord, hinted that “five or six” previous Doctors could return and mentioned Tom Baker, Paul McCann, Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant as people he’d like to see.

Speaking to The Sun, Smith said:

How amazing would it be to see Tom Baker? Can you imagine just seeing him back in the scarf, man? That would be amazing. Paul McGann is a great actor and a great Doctor. I say bring back Chris and Dave, too.

Earlier this month, Tennant told Total Film that he would be interested in returning to the show but said that there are “no plans” for any future appearances.

Eccleston has been less complementary about his time on the show, recently telling the Daily Mirror that he left after one series in 2005 as he “didn’t agree with the way things were being run”.

The other living actors who have played the doctor are Peter Davidson, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.

The second half of the current series of Doctor Who is due to return to BBC1 later this year.