After his revelation in July, Steven Moffat even spoke out to deny the rumours and reittirate the fact that Matt Smith was the only person he wanted in the role.
Speaking to the Sunday Times this week, Cumberbatch retracted his statement and said that he had in fact never been offered the role, and in what seems like very bitter sentiment, added:
"I'd turn it down anyway. Jumping onto school stages and saying, 'I am the Doctor', it's not where I want to go."
Ooh get him!
Well if playing the Doctor is below him, its a good job we don't want him as the Doctor. He has also previously stated that should he appear on the show, he would expect a large recurring part, as anything else would be a step down after being the lead in his own show. It seems like someone is getting too big for his boots!
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