Tilda Swinton Is Now The Definite Favourite To Take Over As Doctor Who


You’ll know by now that Peter Capaldi has said that after he’s done with the next series of Doctor Who, he’s going to step down from the role and leave it for someone else to take the reins.

If you didn’t, sorry to break it to you like that but that’s the way of the world, I suppose. Capaldi has been a pretty great Doctor and was completely different to his also great predecessor, Matt Smith, so replacing him will not be an easy task.

In the running to take over as the time traveller has been the likes of Rupert Grint, Tim Roth and Ben Whishaw but punters have thrown a curveball into the mix and there’s now a new favourite to lead to iconic program.


According to Ladbrokes, Tilda Swinton is the current front-runner with odds of 7/2.

The show’s outgoing head writer, Steven Moffat, had hinted at the next Doctor being a woman, saying:

I think the next time might be a female Doctor. I don’t see why not.”

And with that in mind, the Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning Swinton is current favourite. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said:

Whovian punters are becoming increasingly convinced the next Doctor will be female, and fingers are currently pointing towards Swinton.”

Other women who were recently tipped to play the Time Lord have been Hayley Atwell, Gillian Anderson and Amanda Abbington although Death in Paradise and My Family star Kris Marshall is second in the running with odds of 4/1.


Moffat went on to say about leaving the show:

Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have.

But knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter.

But hey, it’s a long way from over.

Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come.

See, I’d have thought that Tilda Swinton was too high profile and arty to take on a Saturday evening show on BBC 1 but then I’m probably wrong. She’d be great though.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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