The news that Matt Smith is to leave his role in Doctor Who at the end of 2013 has already prompted speculation on the identity of his replacement.
A host of names have been suggested in Sunday’s papers, among them Idris Elba, Dame Helen Mirren and John Hurt.
Also included in their list: David Harewood, Rupert Grint, Russell Tovey, Ben Whishaw, Billie Piper, Colin Morgan, and Tom Hiddleston
We have to say that the speculation so far on the twelfth doctor Tumblr tag has been smarter and more well considered and a lot more entertaining than what we’re reading in the press.
So keep it going.
In case you missed Saturday’s news, The BBC has announced that Matt Smith is to leave Doctor Who after four years on the show.
In a parallel universe where Matt Smith had turned left, Russell Tovey is the eleventh Doctor that could have been. The former Being Human star, seen last night in new ITV sitcom The Job Lot, has revealed that he auditioned for the role before Smith was cast.
Tovey, who previously featured as sailor Alonso Frame (pictured above) in Doctor Who Christmas special Voyage of the Damned, said he screen-tested for the part of the Time Lord after Russell T Davies suggested him as a replacement for David Tennant’s tenth Doctor.
Click through for the list. Some may surprise you.
Also: the new season of Being Human (UK) premieres on US televisions Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c on BBC America.