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The new Dr. Who says no more reading Web

July 21, 2005 at 3:58 PM   |   Comments

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- The actor tapped to portray "Dr. Who" for the BBC says he was shocked to read postings from fans slamming him on the show's Web site.

Scotland's David Tennant replaces actor Christopher Eccleston as the time-traveling Doctor next season.

"Everyone was encouraging me to go on and see what the fans were saying about me," Tennant told Doctor Who magazine. "So I went on there and the first comment I read was very nice, and the next comment was terribly flattering, and then the next one said something like, 'I can't bear the sight of him!'

"And the one after that said, 'Who?' The one after that said, 'I'd rather have David Morrissey.' The one after that said, 'That's it! The dream is finished! Somebody who looks like a weasel could never play the Doctor! It's over!'

"And then I thought to myself that maybe it's best not to read this sort of thing too much."

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