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David Tennant: 'Chris Chibnall was the only choice to run Doctor Who'

David Tennant
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David Tennant on why Broadchurch's writer is the best man to take charge of Doctor Who

Former Time Lord David Tennant thinks that his boss on Broadchurch – writer Chris Chibnall – will be perfect as the new head writer and executive producer of Doctor Who.

"He's possibly the only choice. There was an inevitability that they would turn to Chris. It is a massive, difficult job and it needs someone who is as enthusiastic and as talented as him," David told TV & Satellite Week. "It’ll go from strength to strength and it is nice to know a prized property will be in safe hands."

Chris Chibnall

Now that he has finished work on the third and final instalment of Broadchurch, Chris will take over the Doctor Who reins in 2018 and Steven Moffatt’s final series at the helm will air this spring.

Broadchurch airs on Monday on ITV at 9pm