JODIE Whittaker is set to say goodbye to Doctor Who in 2022, following her third and final streak as The Plum.
Now fans around the world are dying to find out who will become the next Time Lord.
Who will be the new Doctor?
Jodie Whittaker has played The Doctor since 2017, succeeding legendary Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, who has starred in the last three series written and supervised by Steven Moffat.
From now on, all the bets are on the actress or the actor who will then take over to play one of the most emblematic characters of British television.
Olly Alexander and Lydia West are currently bookmaker favorites to take on the role of plum.
Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati said: “Lydia West is a firm leader in the race to replace Jodie Whittaker, and odds suggest it will most likely be her or It’s A Sin co-star Olly Alexander who gets the job.”
What are the odds on the new doctor?
Olly Alexandre – 3/1
As mentioned, Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander is a favorite to replace Jodie as the New Doctor thanks to her landmark role in It’s a Sin by Russell T. Davies, which garnered her many accolades from the share of critics and viewers.
Russell, who was the showrunner to successfully revive Doctor Who in 2005 after a 16-year hiatus from the series (not counting the 1996 film), admitted that Olly would be a perfect fit for the role.
Considering Olly’s busy musical career, it seems unlikely he would have time for the role, but he remained elusive when asked about it on Capital Breakfast.
He said, “I mean, if I was, do you think I would be able to tell you? It’s true I’m very intrusive but my lips are sealed.”
Lydia West – 4/1
Lydia West saw her star soar thanks to her ole in Olly’s series It’s A Sin.
The actress also starred in the popular BBC series One Years and Years.
Lydia first trained in ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary dance as a teenager, but quit after a foot injury.
After obtaining a university degree in commerce, she worked as a personal assistant and trained part-time at the Identity School of Acting.
Michael Sheen – 12/1
Famous actor Michael Sheen is known for his chameleon ability to transform into completely different characters.
In 2020, viewers saw him transform into Chris Tarrant from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on Quiz, and before that, we saw him as ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair in The Queen and football manager. Brian Clough in The Damned United.
Fans have also noticed that Michael has a lot of chemistry with former 10th Doctor David Tennant, who he played alongside Amazon Prime’s Good Omens and BBC One’s Staged.
Michaela Coel – 8/1
After winning two Baftas for the limited series I May Destroy You, which she created and performed herself, Michaela Cole is another favorite to put herself in the Doctor’s shoes.
The Chewing Gum star is no stranger to science fiction, previously acting on shows like Black Mirror and Aliens, and would no doubt bring a fresh and exciting new take on the character.
However, many have speculated that although Michaela is at such an incredible point in her career, it seems unlikely that she would want to give up her creative freedom to enter into a long contract by performing someone’s script. ‘other.
T’Nia Miller – 10/2
T’Nia is known for playing Hannah Grose, the housekeeper in The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Before that, she was known to play Maxine in Sex Education.
T’Nia also played Charlie Morris in the Amazon series The Feed.
You may also recognize her in Channel 4’s Banana series in 2015.
Kris Marshall 12/1
Death in Paradise star Kris Marshall has established himself as a household name thanks to his memorable turn as DCI Goodman on the BBC One crime show.
The actor also starred as Nick Harper in the popular UK sitcom My Family and Colin Frissell in the 2003 hit film Love Actually.
His name appeared for the role in 2017 ahead of Capaldi’s announcement, with many fans expressing their joy that the Doctor was finally ginger.