We may already know who’ll be travelling with the Thirteenth Doctor, but one former Doctor Who star has indicated that he’d be up for more adventures in the TARDIS – despite having somehow missed the original announcement of Peter Capaldi’s successor completely.
Bernard Cribbins played recurring character Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of Tenth Doctor companion Donna Noble, during the fourth series of Doctor Who.
Speaking yesterday at the MCM London Comic Con, Cribbins revealed his surprise at the news that Doctor Who would be getting its first female incarnation of the Doctor:
“The next Doctor Who? I haven’t heard anything about this. Truly, I didn’t know anything about it. I thought they were going to have a lady, weren’t they?
“They are having one? You see I’m out of touch with it really.”
“I think it’s good – I think it’s great that a lady’s gonna do it. I really do.
“Because we’ve had a lot of gentlemen and they’ve all been successful, but you know – I think a lady might give it another kick again. Great. Super.”
“He was a very caring, kind, compassionate man, you know. I loved him, he was great.
“I’d love to do Wilf again. Somebody have a word, I’ll be on to look after that young lady who’s about to start!”