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Radio Times – BBC Not Ruled Out Female Doctor Poll

BBC Not Ruled Out Female Doctor

From The Radio Times

The new Doctor could be handed the keys to the TARDIS as early as next month, BBC sources have confirmed – with insiders suggesting Matt Smith’s replacement needs to be announced before the Doctor Who Christmas special begins filming next month.

The Twelfth Doctor is expected to first appear on screen at the end of the Christmas special, following the regeneration of Matt Smith’s Doctor.

It would be virtually impossible to keep the identity of the new doctor a secret even if the entire set went into lockdown during filming of the Christmas special, a BBC source told

“The search has begun in earnest and is active now,” the source said, adding that the BBC has not ruled out hiring a woman to replace Matt Smith.

So like so many other we ask the question – yes of no!…



  • Anonymous

    May 11th, 2017 - 5:59am

    i have a weird feeling that it will be an older, say 59 year old man. most likely Scottish, they will keep their accent and will be a fan favorite! my best guess for an actor is Peter Capaldi. but this is just a completely uninformed guess.

  • Unknown

    August 28th, 2013 - 12:18am

    They should have made jenny the new doctor because she was the doctors daughter

  • Anonymous

    July 3rd, 2013 - 8:59pm

    or he could degenerate into tennant

  • karl

    June 26th, 2013 - 5:12pm

    Doctor Donna already the first female Dr Who(?) so we are thinking about who might play the second female Doctor? just a sci-fi thought 😉

  • the astronaut of death

    June 22nd, 2013 - 4:18pm

    I would prefer a British actor as this is a British tv show

  • AmericanGirl227

    June 22nd, 2013 - 6:19am

    Or just an American…….

  • AmericanGirl227

    June 22nd, 2013 - 6:19am

    Or guys, get this! They could be adding an American female as the next doctor!

  • AmericanGirl227

    June 22nd, 2013 - 6:12am

    Some ppl would like to mix it up!

  • Anonymous

    June 21st, 2013 - 12:12pm

    It could be anyone remember the doctor started out as an old man then became younger and then went older again. There needs to be some variation of between the ages of actors.

  • MasterKasterborous

    June 21st, 2013 - 10:11am

    They announced both before they appeared on the show…

  • MasterKasterborous

    June 21st, 2013 - 10:10am

    ‘Last proper companion’. ie Someone who traveled with the Doctor for a long period of time and not just for a couple of episodes. Otherwise do we count Adam…

  • Cyberman V2

    June 20th, 2013 - 1:08pm

    Yeah they also did that when Peter was also leaving!

  • Cyberman V2

    June 20th, 2013 - 1:07pm

    What about Captain Jack and Mickey they were companions of the Doctor they might have been short companions but they were still companions

  • Mels

    June 19th, 2013 - 7:26pm

    Yeah, but Rory always felt like Amy’s companion to me, rather than the Doctor’s companion. He was an important and fun character of course, but he never felt like *the* companion.

    I’d like to see a solo/main male companion, even if just for a while. 😀

  • MasterKasterborous

    June 19th, 2013 - 5:21pm

    The last proper male companion was Turlough who was in introduced in Season 20. Rory came in in Season 31 (27 years later!) In terms of how often we get proper male companions, Rory is very recent!

  • DoctorArkham

    June 19th, 2013 - 4:46pm

    People, its Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary. I know some writers for DW make rubbish mistakes, but I highly doubt that they will spoil the show in its most monumental year (mind you it’s Moffat we are talking about so you never know).

  • DoctorArkham

    June 19th, 2013 - 4:45pm

    Maybe the woman is John Hurt disguising himself (that would be plain weird but its just a thought). It could be Romana because she’s in E-Space which is like an alternate reality which means the barriers could be broken down because of the Doctor entering his own timeline. It’s just a guess.

  • DoctorArkham

    June 19th, 2013 - 4:43pm

    Agreed, as good a singer Justice and Swift are, (that sounds like a comedy duo lol) they are not noted for their incredible acting skills. Yeah ok, Taylor Swift is in quite a lot of animated movies e.g. the Lorax but she has not been well known for live action. P.S. an American Doctor would be rubbish cos it would all be slang and stuff (I have nothing against Americans).

  • DoctorArkham

    June 19th, 2013 - 4:40pm

    Whoever suggested Twilight merging with Doctor Who needs to flush their head down a toilet.

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