Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston has revealed the truth behind his fractious relationship with show-runner Russell T. Davies whilst filming the reboot of the iconic British sci-fi series.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Eccleston said, “My relationship with my three immediate superiors – the showrunner, the producer and co-producer – broke down irreparably during the first block of filming and it never recovered.”
He admitted there was a total breakdown in communication, stating, “They lost trust in me, and I lost faith and trust and belief in them.”
He continued, adding, “Some of my anger about the situation came from my own insecurity. They employed somebody [as the Doctor]who was not a natural light comedian.”
Eccleston also revealed that he made an agreement with Davies not to speak about his exit from the series until recently, as not to tarnish the reputation of the series when it first returned. Eccleston also unsurprisingly confirmed he would never work with Davies again.
Eccleston’s Radio Times interview was due to his involvement in upcoming BBC One drama Coming Home. Check out some of Eccleston’s best moments from his time as The Doctor below: