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It’s been a longstanding desire for many Doctor Who fans that an upcoming Doctor be female. Doctor Who is a series that’s been around for decades, and in that time they’ve gone through more than twelve Doctors (including the War Doctor). Yet despite the laundry list of Doctors, none of them have been female. Before Peter Capaldi signed on as the most recent iteration of the Time Lord, there were a few British actresses who fans thought would have been a good fit for the quirky character.
Peter Capaldi’s time is nearing an end — if you’ll recall, he recently announced that this upcoming season of the sci-fi show would, in fact, be his last. With that in mind, the eternal question of “who will be the next Doctor?” is circulating the web.
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- Joseph Medina
Tilda Swinton is the favourite to take the role of Doctor Who on television once Peter Capaldi bails out later in the year. Apparently there has been a big bet placed in the last 48 hours which has propelled the Doctor Strange and Orlando actress to the top of the list.
The odds now stand at 7/2 for Swinton to take the role. She was previously at 10-1. The new odds position the actress ahead of previous favourite Kris Marshall, who is still 4-1 to replace Capaldi. Olivia Colman is 5-1 and Maxine Peake is 8-1.
Capaldi will complete the current series, which is now shooting and depart the BBC show after this year’s Christmas special, which will air on Christmas Day.
- Paul Heath
Ladbrokes has updated its odds with regards Peter Capaldi’s replacement in Doctor Who. According to the bookmaker, the new favourite is Doctor Strange star Tilda Swinton, which would put her in the history books as the first ever female Doctor.
Keep in mind that these are just betting odds founded on a great degree of research, taking into account statements from actors, historical trends, and the push to finally give audiences a female Doctor (Ladbrokes are offering just 5/4 that a female actress will be cast).
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- Robert Kojder
Rob Leane Simon Brew Feb 17, 2017
"It took Peter a long time to make up his mind," outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat told Broadcast Now in a new interview.
The Moff continued: "Chris [Chibnall, the incoming showrunner who will take over in 2018] tried to persuade him to stay. I knew it was a possibility that he’d leave because Doctors tend to do three years. I thought that he might want to opt out, rather than go through the trauma of a change in command and maybe leaving a year later anyway. But I think he came close to staying."
Also, the standard-issue announcement of the bookies' favourites to take over as The Doctor has now arrived online.
Tilda Swinton is the favourite according to Ladbrokes (although, as ever, »
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