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McCoy 'keen on Doctor Who return'

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The Seventh Doctor

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Former Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy has admitted that he would be keen to return to the series.

The actor, who first played the seventh Doctor in 1987, suggested to BBC News that he could reprise his role for the show's 50th anniversary in 2013.

"Would I do it? Yes, I'd be delighted to!" he insisted. "I am a part of it, it hasn't ever gone away and I celebrate the 21st century Doctors."

However, he claimed that an episode reuniting all surviving actors to have played the Time Lord could be a difficult prospect.

"I know that the producers balk at it," he said. "All those egos in the same room would be very difficult to deal with. But the fans are hoping that for the 50th anniversary...they might do something like that."

McCoy also suggested that the first three Doctors, played by the late William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee, could be featured using computer technology.

"It would be fascinating with all the technology if they could bring back [those actors]," he admitted. "That would be amazing and I bet they could do it if they wanted to."

Doctor Who will return to BBC One this Christmas for festival special, 'A Christmas Carol'.

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