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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 😉

  • 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 - 6:19am

      Or just an American…….

    • the astronaut of death

      June 22nd, 2013 - 4:18pm

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

  • DoctorArkham

    June 19th, 2013 - 4:38pm

    I would have thought Moffat and the BBC would have had enough common sense to rule this out immediately.

    • AmericanGirl227

      June 22nd, 2013 - 6:12am

      Some ppl would like to mix it up!

  • parnian

    June 19th, 2013 - 12:09pm

    I think a big Chang might be interesting. It won’t be bad if the doctor becomes a woman this time!

  • Maria

    June 19th, 2013 - 9:29am

    I dont like the woman doctor


    June 18th, 2013 - 5:23pm

    I think if they do have a female doctor then just choose Glozell or Miranda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Johnnyrose

    June 18th, 2013 - 2:19pm

    No way. It has to be another hot, hilarious, neurotic bloke like Matt and David.

    • 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.

  • Sebatron

    June 15th, 2013 - 10:01am

    I’d love it if the doctor was ginger but this one was disappointed that he was!

  • Silence Will Still Fall

    June 15th, 2013 - 1:14am

    Just read doctor who series 8 may not air until august 2014 (can’t wait 8 months for new episodes!!!!). My real wish for series 8 is they introduce a male companion to go with the 12th doctor and clara. And if i’m being really really gready i want the return of davros for the series finale.

    • Mels

      June 17th, 2013 - 8:45am

      I’d like a male companion too, we haven’t really had a new one for ages.

    • MasterKasterborous

      June 17th, 2013 - 12:18pm

      We just had Rory!


      June 18th, 2013 - 9:38pm

      He came in series 5

    • DoctorArkham

      June 19th, 2013 - 4:39pm

      Anyway, Jenna Coleman says she’s staying for quite 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!

    • 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. 😀

    • 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

    • 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…

  • mredd6895

    June 13th, 2013 - 9:29pm

    When Tom Baker was giving up the role BBC let out a rumor the next Doctor could be a woman. They had their highest viewers until after the regeneration. They kept the new Doctors name secret until the airing of the show.

    • MasterKasterborous

      June 14th, 2013 - 8:21am

      I’m not sure how true that is…

    • Cyberman V2

      June 20th, 2013 - 1:08pm

      Yeah they also did that when Peter was also leaving!

    • MasterKasterborous

      June 21st, 2013 - 10:11am

      They announced both before they appeared on the show…


    June 12th, 2013 - 5:05pm

    part of me thinks they will be ruthless and go female…

    • Doctor who used to be EPIC

      June 12th, 2013 - 5:58pm

      First of all the new series isn’t as good as the old series.Secondly I’m not particularly fond of the idea of a woman doctor but I would be extremely happy if Alex Kingston (River-song) was the new doctor but shes dead (not in real life but in the episode)…..

    • Doctor who used to be EPIC

      June 12th, 2013 - 6:02pm

      Actually the guy from twilight would be a all rite doctor who but Matt smith and David Tennant (Especially Matt)were the BEST 🙂


      June 13th, 2013 - 9:59pm

      i don’t think that would work, as every1 would always see him as a crazed vampire married to a depressed girl who went through a painful childbirth. along with his child who has a strange name…
      trust me, it can never work.

    • RYCBAR123

      June 15th, 2013 - 10:20pm

      No Twilight. Just no. No… N- No…


      June 18th, 2013 - 9:43pm

      The guy in twilight is Cedric diggory from harry potter and the goblet of fire


      June 18th, 2013 - 9:45pm

      And I agree with RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    • DoctorArkham

      June 19th, 2013 - 4:40pm

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

  • the astronaut of death

    June 12th, 2013 - 3:45pm

    no no no! the doctor is a male role not a womans

    its not right


      June 14th, 2013 - 7:51pm


  • Ray Romano

    June 12th, 2013 - 12:09am

    The doctor can either be male or female,they have to be a great actor. Matt Smith had an amazing portrayal,the character should be young and attractive, I mean why would the doc regenerate to someone older. He could be a ginger,so he can finally get what he wanted.

    • Mels

      June 12th, 2013 - 11:31am

      “Young and attractive’ isn’t everything lol. Much of the fanbase is older, plus there is a lot of skill and experience that comes with being ‘older’ (not that any of the recent Doctors could be considered ‘old’ anyway).

      I personally don’t care how young/’old’ the actor is, male/female or whatever race, they simply need to be a good actor and do justice to the series.

      I agree that we need a ginger Doctor eventually. 😀 I was always hoping Benedict Cumberbatch would fill that niche, but now he’s off doing ‘hollywood’ stuff, I doubt we’ll see him in DW any time soon.

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