BBC Criticised Over Tennant’s 75 Appearances

December 30, 2009 by  
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david-tennantEven the biggest David Tennant fan must have wondered what the hell was going on this Christmas.

Research shows that the Scottish actor will have appeared 75 times on BBC TV and radio stations in the three week festive period, including Doctor Who and Hamlet.

One of the many people to notice this overkill was Conservative MP Nigel Evans who sits on the Culture Media and Sport select committee.

The Tory was obviously so enraged by Tennant’s ever-presence that he told The Daily Telegraph: “Relying on such an overkill of one particular person is freezing out a lot of opportunity for a lot of up and coming people.”

“The most dedicated fan might have thought that the BBC was turning into the David Tennant Corporation. I know thanks to digital TV we have 200 channels, but 200 channels of David Tennant doesn’t seem to be much choice.”

A BBC spokesperson insisted: “These appearances were spread over several weeks and channels. We would not expect any one audience to see more than a handful.”