Mr. Adventure wrote:
A few years back he did an episode of that Master of Science Fiction series so why not the anniversary episode of Doctor Who?
There was an interview with Hurt from within the past two weeks. In it, he said that he had never thought about Doctor Who
but that the opportunity to work with Tennant was too tempting to pass up.
Ah, here it is
Based on that, I genuinely doubt Whistleblower's assertion that Hurt is somehow a stand-in for Moffat's feelings on Eccleston.