Eccleston "had enough" of Doctor Who

Eccleston in Safe House (Picture: ITV)

In an interview with the Daily Record, Christopher Eccleston has revealed just why he left the role of The Ninth Doctor in Doctor Who back in 2005. Whilst promoting his new ITV show Safe House, the actor stated:
“I’d had enough. I wanted to do it my way, they wanted something else. We were never going to compromise so it was best to be straight about it and just go.

It’s very easy to stay in one job and make that your comfort zone, and I want to resist that temptation.”
Eccleston played The Ninth Doctor for thirteen episodes of Doctor Who alongside Billie Piper in 2005, winning praise from all quarters and proving to be a huge hit with fans. And much-missed now.  Read his full interview HERE.

His new show Safe House starts on Monday on ITV at 9pm - visit a gallery of pictures HERE.


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