Who’ll be the next star of Doctor Who? Could a woman play the Doctor? How will the new Doctor differ from Peter Capaldi’s incarnation? How much longer do we have to go round and round these same old questions?
We can’t tell you – but former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies might.
The former Who showrunner dropped quite the bombshell recently during an interview at the LGBT Awards, implying that the role has finally been cast.
Speaking about Capaldi’s replacement, Davies teased, “I do know who it is”.
However, the writer remained tight-lipped on further clues, batting off questions about who exactly the actor could be.
Davies knows the game he’s playing: before claiming that he knows who the new Doctor is, he said, “I think having worked on it I am leaving it to them, and every time you pass any sort of comment on Doctor Who they go mad. They literally phone me up and go, ‘Will you stop talking about it in public Russell?’”
Wonder if he’ll be getting another phone call this morning? Skip to 4.07 in the video to see the key exchange with interviewer Andy West.