Better than nothing?
While the Ninth Doctor might not be appearing in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode, Christopher Eccleston’s presence will certainly be felt next week in Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.
Although the rest of the world is currently waiting on the mysteries of Hide, it has been revealed that fans will hear the voice of the Ninth Doctor in the coming episode (scheduled for April 27th) in a clip from Rose, namely:
“The assembled hordes of Genghis Khan couldn’t get through these doors, and believe me they’ve tried.”
This scene apparently features the voice over while a space salvage team attempts to take the time machine apart.
We learned earlier this month that despite months of rumours to the contrary, Eccleston sadly wouldn’t be returning to Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary episode alongside David Tennant and Matt Smith.
Who knows, perhaps Paul McGann will take his place…?
Another element of the 9th Doctor will be included in the 50th Anniversary, even if the man himself won't show. Check beneath the cut for a spoiler-y piece of wardrobe.
It's Voice of the Dragon, John Hurt in 9's jacket!