David Tennant's appearance in the fifth series of Doctor Who looks uncertain after it was revealed there will be no new series in 2009.
The fourth series, starring Tennant, is due to hit TV screens next year, but the fifth will not be seen until 2010.
Instead, Tennant, will star in three Doctor Who specials, written by Russell T Davies, on BBC One in 2009.
A spokeswoman for Doctor Who said she was unable to comment whether Tennant would return for the 2010 series.
Thank god, yes, piss off and get it right for a change.
It looks like only the slimmest of chances that this could be a cancellation now, so sweet. Tenant is knackered and needs to go do some thesping elsewhere. Stretch his acting muscles with Jean Luc in Hamlet. We can't forget the influence that ratboy has in the UK TV scene. That said, if these 3 specials are the same kinda quality as The Runaway Bride, they can shove em where the sun don't shine.