Matt Smith’s last episode in Doctor Who will be the Christmas special. Who will replace him?
BBC News are pushing the question. Experts and pundits are landing TV interview roles to tackle the question in front of millions. “Does the Doctor have to be male?” is a common question.
William Hill are offering 8/1 odds on The next Doctor to be female.
British bookies have taken bets on who the next Doctor will be in previous regenerations. Back in 2008 Paddy Power put Paterson Joseph down as 3/1 and David Morrissey in as 5/1. That betting is now blank but perhaps odds will appear later. Ladbrokes have put up a new Doctor Who betting page and it’s also blank. They date it 8 June. So is this an old page or do Ladbrokes expect something to happen on the 8th of June?
William Hill are taking bets and have Rupert Grint (from Harry Potter) and Russell Tovey (from Being Human) as 10/1 front runners. Skybet are also taking bets on the next Doctor and also include Russel Tovey but offer better odds on Chiwetel Ejiofor (Murder in Mind, Children of Men), Rory Kinnear (Black Mirror, Skyfall) and Damien Molony (Being Human) at better odds.
I’ve taken both the Skybet and William Hill odds, as they stand today, and created a single list with average values. You can see the runners and riders here – along with some comedy “Please take my money” suggestions from the cheeky bookies.
|Andrew Lee Potts||33/1|
|Jonathan Rhys Myers||33/1|
|Neil Patrick Harris||40/1|
What do you think of the bookies list? Any good ideas or likely suggestions in here? Any that you’d rule out straight away? Do you have any suggestions for actors who could be the next Doctor in Doctor Who?