The Radio Times have today provided a few snippets of information from BBC ‘sources with regards to the announcement of the next actor/actress to play the role of The Doctor, as well as claiming show-runner Steven Moffat will not be departing the show at the same time as ‘his Doctor’.
The Radio Times had this to say with regards to the time-scale of a possible announcement on the new Doctor:
“The new Doctor could be handed the keys to the TARDIS as early as next
month, BBC sources have confirmed – with insiders suggesting Matt Smith’s replacement needs to be announced before the Doctor Who Christmas special begins filming next month.”
A BBC source was also quoted as saying:
“The search has begun in earnest and is active now,” they said and added that the BBC has not ruled out hiring a woman to replace Matt Smith.”
Another source was also keen to stress that Moffat was contacted for another year and that he would not be relinquishing his role until at least then.
Cohen, BBC Head Of Television, Controller Of Drama
commissioner Ben Stephenson, Casting Director Andy Pryor and the show’s new executive producer Brian Minchin, who recently took over from the role vacated by Caroline Skinner.
“I see I’m 14/1 to be the new Doctor. Don’t waste your money.”
So the shackles are well and truly off for the rumour millers. Any thoughts? Leave them in that ever handy comments box below.
[Source: Radio Times.com]