Eccleston Hinting at 50th Return?

David Tennant has been dropping enough hints lately to suggest that a 10th Doctor return could be on the cards for the 50th anniversary. But what about his predecessor, Christopher Eccleston?

Eccleston distanced himself from the show after leaving the role of 9th Doctor due to problems with “senior people.” In 2011, when asked if he would return for the big occasion, Eccleston bluntly replied: “No. Never bathe in the same river twice.”

However, in a recent interview with Red Carpet News Eccleston’s response this time was intriguing: “Would I like to be involved? If I told you that, I’d have to shoot you,” he said.

Pushed further about what he’d like to see: “It’s so long ago for me that I haven’t even thought about it.”

Asked if he has any thought’s on Matt Smith’s take on the Doctor he said: “I’ve not seen him as the Doctor, but I’ve seen Matt on stage and he’s an excellent actor.”

Is he hiding something? See the interview in the player below and judge for yourself: