Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2013

‘Doctor Who’ stars Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy confirm doubts of return for 50th anniversary episode

Doctor Who stars Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy reiterating doubts about whether they will be featured at all in the 50th anniversary special of the popular British series.

Baker, McCoy and Eighth Doctor actor Paul McGann are currently in Australia, while an anniversary episode starring Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and David Tennant is being shot in the UK.

Colin Baker Doctor Who photoThe classic series actors were asked about the 50th anniversary special while appearing on Channel Nine in Australia, but both McCoy and Baker cautioned fans not to expect them to appear alongside Smith and Tennant.

“There actually making it now as we’re here [in Australia], so the likelihood is [we’re not in it],” Baker joked.

McCoy added: “All the fanbases all over the world believe [we should be involved], but not the producers [of Doctor Who].”

Former Sixth Doctor actor Baker went on admit that he understands why the older Doctors were not invited back for the anniversary.

“I look nothing like what I looked like originally, so the viewers would be very confused,” Baker explained.

McCoy previously denied any involvement in the special while speaking to Digital Spy, revealing that he had not received any contact from the BBC.

“All of us want to do it, just for the fans – because that’s what they want,” McCoy explained. “But we’ve heard nothing – Tom Baker’s heard nothing, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann… none of us have heard anything.”

The BBC also told Digital Spy that Christopher Eccleston had chosen not to be involved in the special episode after “a couple” of meetings with showrunner Steven Moffat.

Doctor Who‘s golden anniversary will feature the return of Billie Piper to the role of Rose Tyler and Jemma Redgrave as Kate Stewart, daughter of the iconic Brigadier.

Classic shape-shifting villains the Zygons will also appear in the highly-anticipated episode.




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