So with all this rife speculation and, frankly, hoo-hah about whether or not Jenna Coleman will be stepping down from her role as Clara Oswin at the end of this series, it seems that the rumour mill has kicked into gear with names of Coleman’s successor being shot out like Dalek exterminator rays…
Trusted British institution The Mirror are reporting that betting site Ladbrokes are offering 14/1 odds on Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie to take on the role of the Doctors latest assistant in Series 9. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes has reportedly said that “punters don’t seem to mind too much” about Coleman’ exit from the show. She claimed fans “are placing bets on a Capaldi-Addison reunion.”
That’s referring to The Thick of It actor Chris Addison, who will appear as a guest in the hit BBC series’ upcoming two part-finale Dark Water/Death in Heaven. He told the RadioTimes that being offered the role was the easiest question he’d ever been asked. “It’s a 35-year dream come true. Seven-year me would be going off his nut, and I’m not far behind,” he said.
Naturally his appearance int he show reunites him with fellow Thick of It actor Peter Capaldi, who played bullying spin doctor Malcolm Tucker. Addison is now the bookies’ second favourite behind Rose Leslie to replace Coleman.
Series 8 of Doctor Who is due to begin on BBC One on August 23 with Deep Breath.