13/03/2018 08:41 GMT | Updated 13/03/2018 08:54 GMT

Christopher Eccleston Says BBC 'Blacklisted' Him After 'Doctor Who'

'I gave them a hit show... and then they put me on a blacklist.'

Christopher Eccleston has made a rather bold claim against the BBC, claiming the corporation “blacklisted” him following his departure from ‘Doctor Who’.

In 2005, it was announced that Christopher would be stepping down from the sci-fi show after just one series, at which point David Tennant took over as the Time Lord.

He’s repeatedly hinted that his time on ‘Doctor Who’ wasn’t a particularly enjoyable one, with Christopher now accusing the BBC of trying to sabotage him in an interview with The Guardian.

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Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in 'Doctor Who'

Since ‘Doctor Who’, Christopher has enjoyed success overseas, appearing in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and in the dark HBO drama ‘The Leftovers’.

He has also appeared in several BBC productions, including one episode of the 2010 BBC anthology drama, ‘Accused’, for which he won an International Emmy.

More recently, he starred in the 2016 BBC drama ‘The A Word’, playing the grandfather to a seven-year-old boy with autism.

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