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Entertainment David Tennant opens up about the challenge of homeschooling his five children with Georgia Tennant

20:41  16 july  2020
20:41  16 july  2020 Source:   digitalspy.com

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David Tennant, Georgia Moffett are posing for a picture: David Tennant opens up about the challenge of homeschooling his five children with Georgia Tennant during the lockdown in a recent appearance on BBC Breakfast. © Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images David Tennant opens up about the challenge of homeschooling his five children with Georgia Tennant during the lockdown in a recent appearance on BBC Breakfast.

David Tennant has opened up about the trials and tribulations of homeschooling his children during lockdown, admitting that he's found the experience "challenging".

Former Doctor Who stars David and Georgia Tennant share five children together, with oldest son Ty letting slip the name of the Tennants' latest arrival, who was born in October last year, during an appearance on Lorraine in March.

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During an appearance on BBC Breakfast on Thursday (July 16), David reflected on how the family had coped during the height of lockdown.

"We're lucky that we've got space, although we do have quite a lot of children so we have got quite a full house, but we do have a garden and that made all the difference for us, I suppose," he shared.

David Tennant looking at the camera: David Tennant on BBC Breakfast (July 16) © BBC David Tennant on BBC Breakfast (July 16)

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"I think homeschooling was challenging. Obviously my wife Georgia was ultimately in charge because she's better at organising things than I am," he continued.

"But between us we would wrestle one child into a corner and try – the thing is, you very quickly recognise the gaps in your own knowledge. It's not just 'How do I do long division?' It's 'How do they teach long division now?' Because it's all changed.

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"First of all you have to figure out how to do it at all, and then you have to figure out how to teach it the way that they now teach it," he added.

"I've always respected teachers for what they do, but oh my goodness I'm very glad they exist!"

David Tennant, Georgia Moffett posing for a picture: David Tennant and Georgia Tennant © Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images David Tennant and Georgia Tennant

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Alongside homeschooling his children, David has been keeping busy in lockdown by reuniting with his Good Omens co-star Michael Sheen for a new BBC comedy series called Staged, about two West End actors who have been furloughed due to the pandemic.

Tennant is also currently starring in the second season of BBC Two's There She Goes, which is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now, alongside all six episodes of Staged.

Doctor Who airs on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US, and will return for a festive special.

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