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March 20th, 2017
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Toby Whithouse has revealed his ideal candidate for the 13th Doctor in a new interview with Digital Spy.

The writer, who recently confirmed that he’s penned the final instalment of an upcoming Series 10 three-parter, suggested that Being Human actor Damien Molony would be “terrific” as Peter Capaldi’s successor in the iconic role. “He’s a fantastic actor,” he said. “He would be my choice, or Chiwetel Ejiofor.”

He added that while it will be “a real shame” to see Peter go, he fully understands his decision to vacate the TARDIS.

He explained: “He’s been absolutely incredible as the Doctor, and he’s just the loveliest guy you’ll ever meet. He came on to the show to work with Steven Moffat, so I get it. But he’s an amazing ambassador. It’s something that’s been so important to him his whole life, so he understands the importance of the show and appreciates how treasured and loved it is.”

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves! Are you familiar with Damien Moloney’s work? Do you agree that he would make a terrific Time Lord? Share your thoughts in the comments…

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March 17th, 2017
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Sacha Dhawan has responded to recent speculation that he is in the running to become the Thirteenth Doctor.

The actor – who Doctor Who fans will recognise for his portrayal of the show’s first director, Waris Hussein, in the 2013 docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time – told Radio Times that he feels “honoured” to even be considered. “That alone is good enough,” he said. “But oh my God, I would absolutely love to do it. Who wouldn’t? It’s Doctor Who! It’d be incredibly nerve-wracking, though. It’s quite a lot of pressure. But I think I’d bring something exciting to it.”

The Thirteenth Doctor is expected to make his/her debut in this year’s Christmas Special. Other rumoured names include Kris Marshall, Tilda Swinton and Tom Weston-Jones.

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March 4th, 2017
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An intriguing development in the ongoing 13th Doctor saga has surfaced today as bookies have suspended bets on Kris Marshall being cast as Peter Capaldi’s successor.

The actor – who will be best known for his roles in My Family and Death in Paradise (the latter of which he has just left… coincidence…?!) – is currently the new favourite to take over the TARDIS after “a surge of punters” backed him as the next Time Lord. Such a spike usually suggests some sort of insider knowledge, which is certainly interesting. Especially as we’ve been told that “nothing has yet been decided”

Hmmm. The plot thickens. Who even knows what to think anymore?! But let us know how you reckon Kris would fair as our honourable hero in the comments, just for the hell of it…

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March 1st, 2017
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David Harewood has contributed to the ongoing Thirteenth Doctor discussions by suggesting that the next incarnation of the Time Lord should be “black or female”.

‘It needs to do something different this time, just to bring a new flavour to it,” he told BBC News. “Someone like Tilda Swinton would be a good choice. She’s extraordinary, so she’d be great. Maybe it’s what the show needs.”

The actor is no stranger to the world of Doctor Who, having guest starred in The End of Time back in 2009.

He also found himself in the running to be Matt Smith’s successor in 2013, which he said at the time was an “amazing” compliment. He added: “Who knows what’s going to happen?”

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February 19th, 2017
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It’s the question that’s dominating Whovian discussion all over the world, and just about every other discussion, too.

Following last month’s shock announcement that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who in this year’s Christmas Special, our attention has already turned to who will or might be cast as his successor, despite the fact he’ll be sticking around for another 13 episodes.

And, of course, amidst the flurry of potential candidates, the inevitable debate has once again been sparked…

Should the Thirteenth Doctor be a female? Well, Ladbrokes certainly seem to think so – they currently have 7/2 odds on it being Oscar winner Tilda Stinton, and the campaign for a Time Lady has recently been backed by former companion Billie Piper who thinks sticking with tradition would “be a snub”. But what do YOU think? We’d love to hear your opinions on the matter at hand, so vote in the poll below and be sure to join the friendly debate in the comments section. Hopefully it will give us an idea of the general consensus, if there even is one! Either way, it’s a topic that will keep us all talking for the foreseeable…

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February 19th, 2017
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Chris Chibnall has refused to confirm or deny whether or not he intends to cast a female as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Responding to the continuing speculation that the Time Lord will be changing gender when he takes over for Series 11 next year, the incoming showrunner told the Telegraph that the role will simply be given to the “best person for the part”. “We’ll cast it in the traditional way,” he explained. “You cant’t go out and cast an abstract idea. The creative possibilities are endless, but I have a very clear sense of what we’re going to do, without even knowing who’s going to play the part.”

Tilda Swinton is the current bookies’ favourite. She takes the top spot from Tom Weston-Jones who emerged as a possible successor a year before Peter’s exit was announced.

February 18th, 2017
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Tilda Swinton has emerged as the new bookies’ favourite to be cast as the 13th Doctor, as the Independent reports.

As the campaign for a female Doctor intensifies, recently backed by former companion Billie Piper, the Oscar winning actress is hotly tipped to take over the role of the iconic Time Lord when it’s vacated by Peter Capaldi later this year.

She currently has 7/2 odds on Ladbrokes, with other female contenders including Olivia Colman (5/1), Maxine Peake (8/1) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (12/1).

So, what do you think about this development? Join the ongoing debate/discussion below…

February 9th, 2017
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Ok, so Peter Capaldi hasn’t even left yet, but it’s practically impossible to avoid all of the ongoing speculation surrounding his successor, so we thought we might as well get involved!

Besides, it’s been a hot topic of conversation since before his departure was even announced, with Tom Weston-Jones emerging as a very early favourite to take over the TARDIS back in January of last year. Now that Peter’s exit is an undeniable reality, though, the time has come once again to put forward who you think would make for a reputable replacement.

And where do you even begin? In the build up to the Thirteenth Doctor’s unveiling, it’s safe to say that every name under the sun will be put forward as a potential candidate, and it would seem that the sky’s the limit when it comes to predicting an incoming Time Lord.

Don’t worry, though, because here is where you can discuss and dissect your pick of dream Doctors, from the realistic to the downright bonkers. Whether it’s wishful thinking or if you genuinely believe your choice has got what it takes to become our latest defender of the universe, let us know who has already got your vote in that there comments section below.

Should the new Doctor be an established actor or a relatively unknown? Do you agree with Billie Piper that a female Doctor would be a “timely” move, or has the franchise fixated a televisual tradition that should never be broken? Whatever you’ve got to say, here is the place to say it! There are exciting times ahead. On Christmas Day 2017, he/she’s a-comin’!

February 5th, 2017
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Billie Piper has joined the campaign for a female Doctor by saying that casting a woman in the iconic role would be a “timely” move by the BBC.

Following the announcement that Peter Capaldi will be handing over the keys to the TARDIS this Christmas, the Rose Tyler actress was asked whether or not she would ever consider taking on the momentous mantle of the Time Lord. “I don’t know,” she told BBC News. “It’s a lot of work. But I think it would be great to have a female Doctor, especially given the spirit of the world at the moment.”

She added: “I’ve always said that I support the show’s original format, but then I honestly don’t know where they can take it from here. It would be a snub at this point, I think.”

Do you agree with Billie? Should the next Doctor be a woman? Join the discussion below…

February 11th, 2016
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Maisie Williams, who guest starred in Series 9 of Doctor Who as Ashildr, has revealed who she would like to see cast as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Speaking to the Evening Standard at their British Film Awards, where the Game of Thrones actress was named as this year’s Rising Star, the actress called for a black actor to take on the role of the Time Lord’s next incarnation, citing Idris Elba as her preferred choice. “I’m all for Idris,” she said. “I think he would be really cool. A female Doctor would be incredible, too. I would definitely take it for the team!”

This isn’t the first time that the Luther actor has been put forward to fulfil the guise of scifi’s most iconic hero. Back in 2013 he was a bookies’ favourite to take over from Matt Smith and responded to the press speculation by saying that he was “proud” to even be considered. With rumours that Peter Capaldi will be stepping down after Series 10 next year, Tom Weston-Jones has also recently entered the equation as a potential successor.

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