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I'm Doctor Dull

DOCTOR Who star David Tennant has claimed he is the dullest actor ever to have played the TimelordThe Scot, who takes over from Christopher Eccleston in the Christmas Day special, insists he leads a thoroughly boring life.

He said: "I have no hobbies or pursuits. I live in north London and drive a Skoda. I'm afraid that's as interesting as it gets."

But the Paisley-born star, who will next be seen on BBC1 battling the evil Sycorax race, is also avidly anti-Conservative.

He told the Radio Times that he cannot believe anyone creative would ever vote for the Tories.

Hesaid:"When I started working in theatre in England I would meet people, and they would say 'Oh, I voted for Margaret Thatcher'.

"The first time I heard someone saying that, I honestly thought they were joking.

"I'd be thinking, 'I have never met anyone from your world. What's it like? Do you roast children over open fires?' "I still find it impossible to believe that anyone in the arts votes Conservative."

Tennant, who was hailed as a heartthrob after his role in BBC drama Casanova, describes himself as a "skinny streak of nothing".

But the 34-year-old admits to having the odd moment of vanity.

He said: "I've been known to wear moisturiser, which may mean I'll be stopped on the Paisley boundary next time I go home."

Before filming Casanova he decided to work on his six-pack.

He said: "I thought I'd feel more confident in the role if I was feeling more confident physically, so I worked out every single day for five weeks.

"And then I didn't get to take my shirt off until week 10 of filming, by which time it had all gone to pot"

The son of Presbyterian ministers, Tennant added his Christian faith helps him to cope with fame - but he claims to avoid any "preachy tendency".

He said: "It's a question of humanity with that element of not necessarily putting oneself first."