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Steven Moffat wants K-9 back in Doctor Who

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Steven Moffat wants K-9 back in Doctor Who

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat wants to bring K-9 back to the show.

The showrunner loves the robot dog who accompanied Fourth Doctor Tom Baker on his many adventures and he is desperate to weave him into a story with current TARDIS incumbent Peter Capaldi.

Moffat came very close to putting the metallic mutt in last year's Christmas special but ultimately decided to wait for a better idea for K-9's comeback.

In an interview with TV & Satellite Week magazine, he said: "I love K-9! I nearly put him in 'Last Christmas'. I had a whole scene where the Doctor was pointing out how ludicrous Santa Claus is, having a reindeer with a glowing nose and so on ... and then in comes K-9. Completely daft, but he's brilliant. I'm totally up for K-9 when we have the right idea."

K-9 was last seen in 'Doctor Who' in the 2006 episode 'School Reunion' with the Tenth Doctor - played by David Tennant - and the Fourth Doctor's much loved companion Sarah Jane Smith, played by the late Elizabeth Sladen.

The metallic mutt - who has had several incarnations - was then a regular in spin-off show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' and previously had his own spin-off series.

Moffat still has time to fulfil his dream of bringing K-9 back because he has no intention of leaving the BBC One series any time soon even though he has been showrunner since 2008 and also works on 'Sherlock'.

He said: "I thought I'd be gone by now, to be honest. I thought I would get tired by it, and of it. But I haven't. If anything, I think I cope with the stress and fatigue better than I used to. So I take it a year at a time. But they might decide that they've had enough of me and kick me out!"