David Tennant has recently stated that he will vacate the role of the most popular pronoun in medicine after four special episodes of the BBC show, Doctor Who, next year.  He made the announcement after winning a National Television Award for Oustanding Drama Performance.  Tennant was reportedly very popular in the role and speculation has already begun as to whom is going to fill his time-hopping shoes.  Candidates include David Morrisey, James Nesbitt, John Simm, and Paterson Joseph, who would be the first Black actor to play the role.

Doctor Who has had ten actors portray the role, which is barely keeping pace with that of Liz Taylor hubby.  Tennant’s final appearance in the series was something of a cliffhanger, as the good doctor regeneration process was left incomplete.  He’s slated for another appearance in the Christmas special, The Next Doctor, before filming the four specials next year to round out his turn as the time lord.

Tennant recently spoke with BBC here about his time in the Tardis.