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Do bookmakers’ know who the next Doctor will be?

March 5th, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

 

There could be a bit of insider information on the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor doing the rounds.

Bookmakers have suspended betting on Kris Marshall taking the role. The former star of Death in Paradise and My Family was among the favourites before a sudden spike in bets led bookies to suspend further bets.

The timing of Marshall’s recent departure from Death in Paradise coincided with Peter Capaldi’s announced departure from Doctor Who, but the timing seemed to be nothing more than a coincidence until a sudden recent spike. The same thing happened back in 2013 when Capaldi suddenly leaped ahead to become frontrunner for the role shortly before he was announced. Marshall was the favourite at 4/5 when the books closed. Alex Donohue of Ladbrookes has said:

A surge of punters have backed Marshall so we’ve had no choice but to close the book. If he does get the gig, the bookies will be exterminated first.

Terrible pus aside, at present this may be nothing more than two coincidences. There’s no way to know if someone with inside knowledge has been putting money on Marshall, but we’ll let you know anything concrete as and when we know it.

What do you think? Is Marshall a good choice to take over the TARDIS from Capaldi? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Doctor Who TV

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...

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