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Woo-Who: David Tennant's 'Doctor Who' salary bump

By April MacIntyre Jul 18, 2008, 20:05 GMT

Woo-Who: David Tennant's 'Doctor Who' salary bump

10/31/2007 - David Tennant - National Television Awards 2007 - Arrivals - Royal Albert Hall - London, England Solarpix / PR Photos

"Doctor Who" will likely remain to be played by actor David Tennant until 2010.

Rumors were a-foot that the actor was contemplating leaving the long running sci-fi series.  Boatloads of BBC cash are said to be sealing the deal, as the reported potential payday for Tennant is in the $3 million dollar range for him to remain as the time-traveling Doctor.

The Sun (UK) reports that David is preparing for the role of Hamlet in a production for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Were gearing up to offer him a massive deal, a source tells The Sun. Hes interested. Everyone thought he was going, but its not as open and shut as that.

We previously reported that Tennant, 37, was dating his "Who" onscreen daughter Georgia Moffett, 23.

Production for the new season commences in the fall and as soon as his deal is sealed.

Writer Russell T Davies will be replaced by Steven Moffatt.

An insider told The Sun: 'It will be a new team and David has to meet everyone.

'But we're gearing up to offer him a massive deal.

'Hes interested. Everyone thought he was going, but its not as open and shut as that.'

Doctor Who has become the biggest earner for BBC Worldwide.

 

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