Doctor Who: Is Kris Marshall set to take over from Peter Capaldi before Christmas?


    Kris Marshall is reportedly set to take over from Peter Capaldi as The Doctor before Doctor Who’s Christmas episode.

    Kris Marshall has been unofficially revealed as the new Doctor Who, taking over from Peter Capaldi.

    According to reports former My Family star Kris is set to take over from Peter before Christmas.

    The BBC haven’t yet officially made any confirmation about the new Doctor but reports are suggesting Kris will take over.

    A source told The Mirror: “Kris Marshall has already joined the cast and will regenerate at the end of this series, not in the Christmas special.”

    Doctor Who returned last night on BBC One with 4.6 million viewers.

    A spokesperson for the BBC denied the report, saying: “No casting decisions have yet been made on series 11.”

    Although the source added: “They won’t risk a woman Doctor. They want a David Tennant type.”

    Peter Capaldi revealed this week why he has chosen to leave BBC’s Doctor Who.

    Peter described Doctor Who as a ‘television factory’.

    Peter appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, and said playing The Doctor is a ‘great job’ but due to the intense schedule if he continued he wouldn’t be able to show his ‘best work’ on the screen.

    He explained: “I just worry that I wouldn’t be able to continue doing my best work because I like to be able to learn the lines and do some preparation and come in and give it the vigor and fun and not hate it.”

    Peter revealed back in January he’d be quitting the role as The Doctor.

    Doctor Who airs Saturday on BBC One.

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