'I left because of politics'

We might be alone here, but Christopher Eccleston was always our favourite Doctor, injecting a darker, more nuanced sense of futility (alright, we'll calm down) in contrast to David Tennant's relentless gurn-a-thon. So we were fascinated to hear Eccleston discuss the reason's behind his surprise exit from the show. Apparently it was all down to his relationship with the top dogs.

Chris told The Sun, 'I left Doctor Who because I could not get along with the senior people. I left because of politics. I did not see eye-to-eye with them. I didn't agree with the way things were being run. I didn't like the culture that had grown up around the series. So I left over a principle. I thought to remain - which would have made me a lot of money and given me huge visibility - the price I would have had to pay was to eat a lot of s***.'

We do love a man with integrity, who also looks good in a leather jacket...

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