When Christopher Eccleston stepped into the role of the Ninth Doctor in the 2005 series reboot, it promised a big and bright future for Doctor Who. Sadly, Eccleston regenerated into David Tennant after just one season. It looks like he didn’t fully want to, but felt he had to.

Eccleston’s been very open about his animosity toward the show, stating in multiple interviews that he thinks the series was poorly handled and that they weren’t willing to give Eccleston creative control over his ideal portrayal of the Doctor.

via Christopher Eccleston Regrets Leaving Doctor Who So Quickly