It's a Sin star reportedly set to be next Doctor Who
“Olly is on the verge of being announced as the new Doctor. Negotiations are at an advanced stage," a source told The Sun.
Several unconfirmed reports have tipped Olly Alexander to replace Jodie Whittaker as the next Doctor Who.
The Sun yesterday claimed that the actor and musician is currently in the advanced stages of discussions with the BBC about taking over the iconic role.
Its creator and producer Russell T. Davis apparently championed Alexander for the role after working with him on the critically-acclaimed Channel 4 drama It’s A Sin.
Nothing has been officially confirmed or denied by the BBC however and it’s important to remember that there’s often a lot of wrong speculation about future Doctor Who casting.
Before Whittaker was unveiled as the 13th The Doctor in 2017 for example, outlets had reported that both Death in Paradise’s Kris Marshall and Phoebe Waller-Bridge had snagged the role.
“As ever bosses are staying tight-lipped about what they have planned – but with filming still going on they clearly have plans for episodes to be playing out much later into 2022, so there’s lots more to come for Jodie’s Doctor,” a source from the BBC told the Radio Times.
It’s also not yet clear whether or not Whittaker is set to depart after this upcoming season.
Filming on this upcoming season is currently underway, having been delayed until November 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and is expected to last around ten months.
It’s thought that the 13th season of Doctor Who will arrive on our screens sometime in the latter half of 2021.
Seasons 1 to 12 of the new Doctor Who are available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.
Source: Radio Times