Doctor Who Series 7b: Nightmare in Silver

Was Ben Daniels’ Name Leaked In Memo?

Other than being a fantastic actor we now have a clearer idea why Ben Daniels has become the bookies favourite to replace Matt Smith.

According to the Daily Star, the Madeline star was reportedly mentioned as a possible replacement in the same leaked email to BBC Worldwide staff before Matt Smith’s announcement was officially made.

Ben Daniels

Ben Daniels

Also reportedly in the same document are the scheduling plans for season eight where the show will allegedly go back to a full season with no mid-season break.

Since our last round-up of the movers and shake in the betting market Daniels price has come in from 5/2 to 2/1 with a handful of firms while Betfair are trading at a very tight 13/11.

The Law & Order UK star now accounts for 27.89% of all bets taken on the market with the majority share of 49.21% going on a wide variety of names.


One of the notable movers is stand-up comic and The Thick of It star Chris Addison who has gone from 33/1 with Skybet on the 3rd June to as little as 66/67 on Betfair again.

He now accounts for 8.62% of the market share.

Other names in the frame are Being Human’s Damien Maloney at 11/1, Merlin star Alexander Vlahos at 16/1, Serenity’s Chiwetel Ejiofor at 9/1 and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens at 16/1.

(Via The Daily Star.)


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