Re: Eccleston turned down chance to be in 50th Anniversary story
I've watched the show since 2005 but I'm not up on how much the BBC puts out false leads, red herrings, etc. Have they done it in the past? So I'd have to guess this is true.
BBC actually has a poilcy of do not lie to the audience. It has in the past forced them to reveal things about Doctor Who that would in fact result in spoilers (like Eccleston's departure, for example).
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