Are All Bets Off On the Twelfth Doctor?

Week Two of the Twelfth Doctor casting rumours commences and, if Sunday papers are to be believed, actor Rory Kinnear is the favourite to take the role.


Kinnear, who plays Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace and Skyfall had his odds as favourite slashed from 5-1 to 2-1 at Ladbrokes amid claims that the BBC has asked him to take over in the TARDIS at the end of the year.

So much so that all major bookies have stopped taking bets.

But let’s not listen to that rumour because, quite frankly, it appears to be rot. Surely a more reliable source might be a friend of Kinnear’s, Liz Buckley, who has stated on Twitter the rumours are 100% false – and that the actor them stopped.

Perhaps we should just accept that the Twelfth Doctor is still just an idea at this stage. The likelihood of an actor being cast in the part so soon after Matt Smith’s announcement perhaps seems a little far-fetched. Steven Moffat and his gang will surely be taking their time to find the perfect actor to fit the bill and not just getting the first famous face that they can pull out from their overly large file of names they keep on record.

Any casting claims should of course be taken with a large dose of salt until they come from the BBC.

(Via Bleeding Cool)


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