Look who won't be back for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

We've all been speculating and/or hearing news about which former companions or Doctors may/want to make a return appearance for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary next year. However, there's one very important person who was heavily involved in the series since its return to TV in 2005 who definitely WON'T be dipping his toes in the special, like, at all. Hint? It's not former 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston.

In an interview with What's on TV, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies shut down the possibility of him being involved in some way in next year's big 5.0 anniversary bash.

"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."

As for his new CBBC series Wizards vs Aliens, Davies explains why the show came about:

"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 will Russell T Davies include Doctor Who references in his new series? He most certainly won't, Davies reveals and explains:

"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."

Do you guys agree with Davies that it's best he's not involved for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in any capacity?

(via What's on TV)