"Nobody has been in touch with me about Doctor Who, so I really don't know where that came from," the Full Monty star told the Radio Times.
However, Carlyle did admit that he could be lured into the Tardis in the future: "It's David's [Tennant] part and nothing to do with me, so I can't really think about it at the moment. But... would I do it? Possibly."
Tennant is widely expected to leave the acclaimed family show before the fifth season, due to be screened in 2010.