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Last Updated: Tuesday October 14 2008 12:21 GMT

Prince Charles says no to Dr Who

Prince Charles

Prince Charles has turned down a part in Doctor Who, according to the boss of the show Russell T Davies.

He was speaking at a festival and said Prince Charles didn't want the role, adding: "He turned us down, the miserable swine."

However, a spokesperson for Prince Charles said the prince had never actually seen the offer.

They added that it was impossible for the Prince to accept all the requests he received as there were so many.

Davies is giving up the job as boss of the show in 2009, after a series of specials spread across the year.

There was better news for the stars of the show, David Tennant and Catherine Tate, who are in line for a top award.

And they'll be battling each other rather than Daleks or Cybermen!

David Tennant and Catherine Tate
David Tennant and Catherine Tate
The Doctor Who stars have both been nominated for outstanding drama performance at the National TV Awards, which take place on 29 October.

The category replaces separate awards for actress and actor, which Tennant has won for the past two years.

There is also an acting award for soaps up for grabs, and a prize for the top TV talent show as well.

ITV shows Britain's Got Talent, Dancing On Ice and the X Factor will be trying to beat the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing for that award.

The top soap actor award, called outstanding serial drama performance, will be fought for by Corries' Katherine Kelly, Lacey Turner from EastEnders, Charlotte Bellamy from Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star Matt Littler.

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