The newspaper claims that a role in the sci-fi series has been his dream after spending 15 years on the radio.
The source said: “Chris sees this as an opportunity to be taken seriously as an actor. Chris can’t wait to blow everyone away in the show. He has made a big decision to leave Radio 1 and he knows all eyes will be on him.”
The rumoured talks follow his debut acting role as Herod in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Jesus Christ Superstar.