Despite having his own show to promote, Benedict Cumberbatch seems determined to keep riding off the back of Doctor Who. After saying late last week that he would only accept a major part in the show, preferrably the lead, he has now gone on record claiming that he was actually first choice for the role, but decided to turn it down.
It's been claimed that after being offered the role, he spoke with David Tennant about the offer, but ultimately decided against taking it.
"David and I talked about it but I thought it would have to be radically different. And anyway I didn't really like the whole package - being on school lunchboxes."
Steven Moffat has previously claimed that despite seeing many good actors, the only person he ever wanted for the role was Matt Smith, who 'blew him away' with his audition.