The former Death in Paradise star has been favourite for months after a Daily Mirror story claimed he’d already been selected for the role. However, despite the speculation, there hasn’t been any evidence to confirm his casting.
Apart from Death in Paradise, the 44-year-old is known for his performances as Nick Harper in BBC family sitcom My Family and hapless Colin in Love Actually.
The online verdict on the idea? Mixed. While some praise Marshall’s comic potential, others are completely ruling out the idea.
Seeing the rumors that Kris Marshall might be the next Doctor, actually ok w/ this, he's a versatile actor w/ comedy/drama chops #DoctorWho
Yes, she’s still on this list. Despite twice exterminating rumours she’s taken the role, Fleabag creator Waller-Bridge is still considered a candidate for the next Doctor. But with an increasingly busy schedule – including a role in the Star Wars Han Solo movie – could she find the time for it?