While I feel a 50th anniversary special without Christopher Eccleston is no anniversary special at all (okay, I originally said: wasn't worth watching!), I'll still be tuning in to see what all the fuss is about, and if Billie Piper still mumbles everything she says.
We'll be missin' ya, Chris! But really, you've already given us the gift of air from your lungs...
What more could we possibly want?
Happy anniversary, Doctor Who!
Edited to add: Yep & yep! I was right on both accounts ... although, seeing John Hurt in a faux-hawk made it strangely worthwhile.