Doctor Who: Olly Alexander laughs off suggestions he’ll take over from Jodie Whittaker

Olly Alexander appeared to shut down suggestions he’ll be the next star of Doctor Who.

The It’s A Sin star and Years & Years singer has been strongly tipped by bookies to be the next Doctor in the hit BBC sci-fi show.

It was rumoured that Olly, 31, would take over from Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor after she announced last month that she was leaving the show.

And he finally broke his silence on the subject today as he appeared on Capital’s breakfast show with Roman Kemp, Sonny Jay and Sian Welby.

Sonny brought up the topic by saying he’d chatted to Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, who said he’d “quite like” to see Olly as the Doctor.

Olly laughed off suggestions he’ll be the next Doctor

He played a clip of Peter saying: “Well I think it’s great, I would say bring some of his pop costumes that would be good to have Doctor Who dressed like, because he dresses very cool.”

“Oh that’s nice! My pop costumes,” Olly said in response.

And getting straight to the point, Sonny said: “Yeah it’s all nice…are you going to be playing Doctor Who?”

Olly laughed and simply replied “no”, before Roman told him he’d be “fantastic” in the role.

Olly coyly said: “Oh thank you that’s so sweet.”

It was announced last month that Jodie would be leaving the show, along with showrunner Chris Chibnall.

Jodie is stepping down from the role next year

Jodie was the first ever woman to play the Doctor, taking over from Capaldi in 2017.

The Broadchurch star will be seen in a new series of the programme later this year before exiting the show in a trio of specials next year.

The first special will air on New Year’s Day 2022, the second will be later in the spring and the third, when the Doctor will regenerate, will air in autumn 2022 and will form part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations.

Announcing her departure, Jodie said: “In 2017 I opened my glorious gift box of size 13 shoes.

Jodie will do one more series and a trio of specials before her character regenerates
BBC Studios/James Pardon)

“I could not have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I was to see in them.

“My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life.

“And I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories.

“We knew that we wanted to ride this wave side by side, and pass on the baton together.

Olly shut down the rumours

“So here we are, weeks away from wrapping on the best job I have ever had.

“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express what this role has given me. I will carry the Doctor and the lessons I’ve learnt forever.

“I know change can be scary and none of us know what’s out there.

“That’s why we keep looking. Travel hopefully. The universe will surprise you. Constantly.”

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