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Claims that Alexander is being lined up for the role are currently unverified

Jun 27, 2021

Doctor Who fans have reacted to unconfirmed reports that Olly Alexander is being lined up to take over the lead role from Jodie Whittaker.
Whittaker has played The Doctor since 2017, appearing in 23 episodes of the long-running BBC sci-fi drama.
However, reports from earlier this year suggested that Whittakers tenure as the timelord would be coming to an end in the foreseeable future. She is still set to star in Doctor Whos thirteenth series, airing later this year.
Alexander is best known as the frontman of the dance band Years & Years. However, he is also an actor, and drew rave reviews for his performance in Russell T Davies acclaimed Channel 4 drama Its a Sin earlier this year.
According to a report in The Sun, Alexander is on the verge of being announced as the new Doctor, with negotiations supposedly at an advanced stage.
A BBC insider told the publication that producers are remaining tight-lipped about the characters future, insisting that there is still lots more to come from Whittaker in the role.
Though the reports are as yet unconfirmed, Who fans have reacted positively to the rumours of Alexanders involvement.
While personally I cant see #OllyAlexander as the doctor. If he were to be cast I would be intrigued and excited to see what he brings to the show, wrote one Twitter user.
I pray that Olly Alexander IS the new doctor, wrote another.
Olly Alexander good choice for Dr Who, noted someone else. Every doctor has always been very different.
The Independent has contacted the BBC for comment.