Fans of the renowned BBC science fiction series DOCTOR WHO are eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will play The Doctor next. Could Danny Dyer, who plays Jodie Whittaker on EastEnders, be the next in line to take up the role?
Since Jodie Whittaker announced her departure from the BBC sci-fi, Whovians have been speculating about who will replace the TARDIS on Doctor Who. Jodie’s final scenes as The Doctor will air in 2022, according to a report from last year. However, with Danny Dyer’s announcement that he would be departing EastEnders soon, some have speculated that he could be in the running for the role of Doctor Who.
Danny just confirmed his departure from EastEnders as Mick Carter.
The actor’s final moments will appear later this year on the long-running BBC serial.
This announcement, however, has caused a shift in the betting odds for who will portray The Doctor next.
Following the news of his departure from EastEnders, William Hill has added the soap star to the Time Lord market.
Danny is 20-1 to be cast as the fourteenth Doctor in the hit science fiction programme, according to the bookies.
Could the actor be switching roles as a Time Lord and a landlord at the Queen Vic?
After Peter Capaldi announced his departure from the Tardis in 2017, the actor indicated interest in reprising the iconic British sci-fi role.
“I think I’d be able to handle it easily.” Danny told the Daily Star at the time, “I’d keep my accent, too.”
On his podcast Sorted with the Dyers, Danny recently discussed his departure from EastEnders, insisting that he wants to pursue a “defining role” elsewhere.
“I’ve had nine years of playing Mick,” the actor said, “and I think it [the role of Mick Carter] needs to be rested for a bit, and I think I want to go out and find that defining job.”
“I don’t know what that is yet, maybe it isn’t there and maybe it is but I’ve always been ambitious and I had a long career before EastEnders.
“I want to go out there and have a little go and I know the only way to do that is to walk away,” he explained.
Danny isn’t the only celebrity with a chance to take over the TARDIS, according to William Hill.
Lydia West (11-4), Omari Douglas (3-1), and Olly Alexander, all veterans of Russell T Davies’ It’s A Sin, are the bookies’ favourites for the coveted post (7-2).
Michael Sheen, who starred in Good Omens and Prodigal Son, is also a popular contender, with chances of 5-1 to play the Time Lord.
Jodie Whittaker, who currently plays Doctor Who, is said to have already shot her regeneration scene, which will appear later this year.
The final scenes of the star are anticipated to air in a special episode this autumn.
Jodie isn’t the only one departing the BBC science fiction series; series showrunner Chris Chibnall is also going.
As a result, Russell T Davies, the show’s former showrunner, is returning to the blockbuster series.
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