Outgoing Doctor Matt Smith has suggested that the new Time Lord could be a woman.
“I don’t want to speculate too much. I feel like that’s maybe not my place to. Whoever it is will be the right actor or actress – lets wait and see who she is,” Smith told IGN.
On the recent speculation that the new Doctor could indeed be from the fairer sex, Smith added: “It can be anyone. It can be anyone – and that’s the great thing about the part. If Helen Mirren did it or if you know, there’s so many female actresses who’d be amazing.
“He’s an alien, or she’s an alien, it doesn’t matter. The doctor is a complete alien. It’s why the notion of getting married or cooking scrambled eggs makes him say ‘What on earth are you doing?’”
On suggestion the new Doctor could be someone that’s already on the show, Smith explains:
“I don’t know because I don’t know who the new doctor is. As far as I’m aware they’re looking, or beginning to look, they’ve got quite a while until they need to decide. I imagine it’ll be someone fresh.”
Smith says, “I’m one of 11 cogs and I feel very privileged to have done it and it’s not over for me yet.”