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