TV quiz got 'Doctor Who' facts wrong

Sherna Noah
Wednesday 10 November 2010 01:00 GMT

A couple who lost £325,000 on a TV quiz have been told they can return to the Channel 4 show after programme-makers admitted they made a mistake with one of the answers.

Husband and wife Johnny and Dee will make another appearance on The Million Pound Drop, hosted by Davina McCall, on Friday. The pair were kicked off the show last week when they were asked the question "Who played Doctor Who for the longest time?"

They were asked to choose between Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, or David Tennant. Unable to decide, they split their remaining £650,000 between McCoy and McGann – but were left with nothing when McCall told them that Tennant, who played the Doctor from 2005 to 2009, was the right answer.

However, the programme's fact-checkers have now admitted that they got it wrong, and that McCoy is the correct answer. Although McCoy, the seventh Doctor, only played the role from 1987 to 1989, he starred in a 1996 film, during which time nobody else portrayed the Time Lord.

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