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Doctor Who: It’s A Sin’s Lydia West would be up for 14th Doctor job after Russell T Davies’ return

It’s A Sin star Lydia West has revealed she’d be up for starring as the 14th Doctor when Russell T Davies returns to Doctor Who and we’re so here for it.

The actress has been one of the favourites for the role since Jodie Whittaker announced she will step down following this autumn’s special, with stars like Omari Douglas

Asked if she’d be interested in the role for the next series, which will see showrunner Russell return after rebooting the series in 2005, Lydia responded: ‘Yeah, I think I would!’

Consider us intrigued!

She previously addressed the rumours, staying coy on the speculation as she told Radio Times: ‘I mean, the fact I’ve been named as one of the favourites is quite special.

‘So I mean, it would be an honour to be the Doctor. I’m glad people think I could do it.’

Jodie will step down as the Doctor after the next special (Picture: BBC Studios/Ben Blackall)

Lydia previously worked with Russell on the widely-praised Channel 4 drama It’s a Sin, which followed three gay men who move to London during the Aids pandemic.

She added to Radio Times: ‘When I got the scripts for It’s a Sin, I read them and I was in tears, and desperate to be part of the story. I already knew Russell [T Davies] from Years and Years, and when I read the role of Jill, I thought, “Whoever gets this character is so lucky.”

Lydia starred alongside Olly Alexander in It’s A Sin (Picture: Channel 4 / ROSS FERGUSON)

‘It surprised me to learn what the 1980s were like: I was horrified and appalled by the discrimination people with HIV faced, and the adversity they had to overcome.

‘I didn’t expect to get nominated for a Bafta for it! I trained at Identity, a part-time drama school in Brixton, south London, which specialises in minority students. I used to think it was a disadvantage not going to traditional drama school, but there is a place, now, in film and TV for people with real-life experiences. When I watch TV I want to see people I know being represented. People like me.’

Jodie previously confirmed she’s filmed her regeneration scene, saying on the Graham Norton Show: ‘They are never going to tell me who it is.

‘We filmed some scenes, but the new Doctor wasn’t there. I wasn’t there for Peter (Capaldi), and I only met him months later when I passed him in the street!’


Credit: Original article published here.

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