As all you Whovians know, Christopher Eccleston asked Russel T Davies to consider him for the role of the Doctor. After filming, Chris, for whatever reasons, decided he no longer wanted to be a part of the show. He told the team he was leaving, and they had to find a new Doctor. David Tennant was asked, completely out of the blue, because Russel T Davies knew how good an actor he was from working with him on Casanova. And the rest is history!
However, some fans seem to exist in a parallel dimension in which Eccleston was cast NOT because of his tremendous acting ability, but because RTD's first choice, David Tennant, wasn't famous enough yet. So Eccleston did one year as a 'favour' for Russel, while RTD ensured Tennant, in the meantime, rose to enough fame to be cast as the next Doctor.
Oh, and even though Hugh Grant WAS offered the part of the Ninth Doctor, according to this fan, that was 'just a joke'.
Here are the comments of said fan, who shall remain nameless, as he himself wrote them:
Thay havent asked him or
chris ecclstone or eny of the past docs. chris only did the dw job as
the bbc wouldnt let david tennent as at the time he was unown thay gave
rtd an oltamatum he gets a nown actor or now dw so he askd a faver an
chris said yep so was always going to b 1yr
once david tennent was sucksesful thay could make him the doc. chris
rearly nev wanted to b dw just did it to help a m8 but if it wassent for
him we wouldnt have are faveret show back on tv so to me hes the most
important doc of all co he brourt it back thanks chris e. x
If u go check ur find im rite
david tennent and russle t davis and chris ecclstone have all said this
in intervuews and its in rtd book to its fact and the hu grant thing i
saw that live m8 it was bbc news at 6pm and rtd said it to get publisaty
for the show and on that same show he said im only joking but news is
new and thay latch on to the words that sell papers made me laf when he
said it tho x
Tho u do no what this all
means tho? That im a complet nurdy geek and i no way to mutch about dw
lol how f-ing sad hahahaha im like massive fan of dw i books and and
origanal scrips and props from the show that cost me tuns lol im that
geeky i no everythng about it omg geek hahaha
I agree but the bbc would
not of aloud rtd make it unles he got a name . not an unown thats a fact
its the bbc u blame not me lol just telling u the reason why that was
all dont shoot the messinger x
mm wel ive got rtd
outbiografie and he say in there about it oh and iv bin bying dw mag for
20yrs trust me thay never tel the trueth unles it sutes them lol
hahahaha enyway lol x
There is ritten documents
from rtd to the head of drama at bbc saying he wanted tennant but thay
said no until casanover was a succes and ecclestone was never ment to do
enymore than 1yr rtd has said in an intervuew iv seen him say it on tv.
U dont no the bbc very wel do
u paul magans tv film in 1996 got 9.6 somthn milione vuew fig more than
eny of the new dw put to geather fact it was bigst show that year tel
me why didnt it get a show the bbc said and i quote becos it didnt do
wel in americ lol it got more than the piorlt of xfiles lol .
Look its not me saying soooo
im just saying what iv hurd from rtd and c e and d t on tv intervuews
thats all an the bbc hated dw sory but thay did orful i no but true
Whats the problem?
After being asked what his problem is:
And me to im sory i just
happento no why and thought u two would of wanted to no why that was all
and iv not bin rude to him or u for that matter nxt time i just wont
txt u or him sory if iv inconveneanced u by x
And there you have it!