Doctor Who Forced to Regenerate for Series Two

<table border=0 cellspacing=2 cellpadding=0 width=120 align=left><tr><td><img src=’’ height=’140′ width=’120′ border=1></td></tr><tr><td><div align=’center’><font class=’text10′>Christopher Eccleston will not be returning as the Doctor in the second series</font></div></td></tr></table>Christopher Eccleston has announced he will not return for the recently commissioned second series of Doctor Who.</P><P>Doctor Who returned to the screen last Saturday after a 16-year absence with Ecccleston playing the Doctor and Billie Piper as his assistant.</P><P>The new series debuted to a warm critical reception and high ratings. This led the BBC to announce a second series and a Christmas special, on top of the 13 episodes already filmed for series one.</P><P>It is thought the actor will stay onboard for the Christmas special but after that the Doctor will have to seek regeneration.</P><P>Eccleston says he is does not want to be typecast and has other projects lined up.</P><P>The most likely replacement is David Tennant who stars in the new BBC drama Casanova, which will air shortly.</P><P>Fans are sure to be disappointed, as Eccleston’s portrayal of the Doctor has been well received.<BR></P>Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.