Doctor Who: BBC shut down rumours of a female Doctor

by Emily H
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Doctor Who fans hoping we may soon see a female Doctor in the Tardis will likely be disappointed.

According to a new report by Metro, amid swirling rumours that the BBC could be looking to replace Peter Capaldi with a female doctor, an employee pretty much just confirmed that that won’t be happening anytime soon.

The site is reporting that a complaints officer spilled the beans when responding to a viewer who lodged a complaint that they didn’t want to see a women take over the role.

That’s when the responder reportedly hit back by denying that a woman would be the legendary Time Lord.

“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,” the response read according to the outlet.

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“Be assured there are currently no plans to have a female Doctor Who,” they then added.

So there we have it! It looks like the BBC more than likely won’t be putting a woman in the Tardis anytime soon, though that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating who will be taking over from Capaldi when he leaves the long running show this year.

As for who will more than likely be taking over when Doctor Who returns, former Death In Paradise star Kris Marshall is currently the favourite to become the next Doctor.

Though it’s looking pretty likely that he’ll be taking over, the BBC are yet to confirm the news and have only said in a statement that that “no casting decisions have yet been made on Series 11.”

What do you think of the BBC shutting down reports that a female could soon become Doctor Who? Do you think Kris Marshall will make a good Doctor? Tell us in the comments section below.