Rumours flying around that the new Doctor Who could be played by a number of famous actors including Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Natalie Dormer when Peter Capaldi steps down from the role sparked one fan to complain to the BBC.
According to sources, the fan was worried about the gender switch affecting his children. He in turn got a reply back from a complaints officer from the BBC named Joanne Coyne, who reassured him:
‘We appreciate that you’re a big Doctor Who fan and you have concerns that the programme would change should there be a female doctor. Be assured there are currently no plans to have a female Doctor Who,’ she wrote.
Names of who are to take over from Peter also include: Kris Marshall from Death In Paradise, Tilda Swinton, Olivia Coleman, and Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
59 year old Peter Capaldi has decided to leave the show after describing it as being a bit of a ‘Television Factory’. He explained the reason for his leaving on the Graham Norton show:
“Doctor Who is a great job but it’s a bit of a television factory, you do twelve episodes a year. I just worry that I wouldn’t be able to continue doing my best work because I like to be able to learn the lines and do some preparation and come in and give it the vigor and fun and not hate it.’