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Russell T Davies talks 50th Anniversary

Russell T Davies appears to have ruled out any involvement with Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary.

There has been some fan speculation that the man responsible for bringing the show back to our screens in 2005 might contribute something for the 50th year.

However, asked if he was involved at all by What’s On TV, Davies replied: “I think I’d be like the ghost at the feast, what would I do – turn up and make the tea? I have asked current boss Steven Moffat not to tell me what they are planning.”

Davies also spoke about his creation of his new CBBC show Wizards vs Aliens: “There was a necessity about it, to be blunt, when SJA came to that sudden end after the terrible loss of Lis [Sladen]. There were a lot of people out of work – crew, technicians, designers, prosthetics people. I felt a duty and responsibility to employ these people. So it had to happen now, and it’s been lucky for me that it is an absolute joy.”

And Davies revealed why there will be no Doctor Who references in the new show: “I drew the line at Doctor Who – it would feel like the most awful in-joke! Even though I’d love the Daleks to turn up one day, we couldn’t do it. They are separate universes.”

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