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Doctor Who: Line of Duty’s Kelly Macdonald tipped to take over from Jodie Whittaker as 14th Doctor

Kelly Macdonald could be set to take a turn in the Tardis (Picture: Getty Images)

Line of Duty star Kelly Macdonald has been absolutely smashing it as the shady DCI Jo Davidson in the BBC drama – but people are starting to think she might trade her police car in for a police box.

The 45-year-old actress, who’s also known for her roles in Trainspotting and Nanny McPhee, has delighted fans as the scheming copper in Jed Mercurio’s gripping drama.

She certainly doesn’t seem set to slow down anytime soon, as the star is now joint second-favourite to play the Doctor when Jodie Whittaker steps down from Doctor Who, along with Years And Years singer and It’s A Sin actor Olly Alexander.

Both actors are at 6/1, only falling behind I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel, who is currently at 4/1 to take a turn in the Tardis.

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: ‘Line of Duty fans will be excited to see Kelly Macdonald’s odds slashed into 6/1 joint second favourite to become the next Time Lord, having wowed fans in the opening episodes of the current series as the scheming Joanne Davidson.

‘The race to be Jodie Whittaker’s replacement has heated up recently, with fellow Line of Duty star Vicky McClure at 12/1 – while Olly Alexander is the new joint second favourite after his role in It’s A Sin won plaudits.

Kelly (R) has stunned in her role as DCI Jo Davidson (Picture: BBC)

‘But the favourite in the betting is still I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel at 4/1.’

Michaela has been top of the list for some time, and has even been in the running in recent years – but discouraged punters from betting on her.

It’s been reported that Jodie will be stepping down after the next series (Picture: PA)

‘I’m just tweeting for the second time that I am not Doctor Who. Don’t place bets on it and lose cash, I beg,’ she wrote at the time.

However, there’s no telling as to whether she’s changed her mind in the years since.

Kris Marshall and Richard Ayoade are also high up in the running, as well as Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Who will be the 14th Doctor?

Latest odds from Betfair:

Michaela Coel: 4/1

Olly Alexander: 6/1

Kelly MacDonald: 6/1

Maxine Peake: 8/1

Natalie Dormer: 8/1

Richard Ayoade: 8/1

Phoebe Waller-Bridge: 8/1

Kris Marshall: 10/1

Tom Rosenthal: 10/1

Vicky McClure: 12/1

Michael Sheen: 12/1

David Harewood: 14/1

Tilda Swinton: 16/1

Matt Berry: 16/1

Noel Clarke: 16/1

Speculation has been swirling since it was reported that Jodie is set to step down after her third series as the 13th Doctor, which is coming up this year.

Nothing is confirmed yet, and the BBC has said it won’t be commenting, but no actor has stayed in the role for more than three series since the sci-fi returned to screens in 2005.

Over the past few months, the main cast has had a big shake-up, with Bradley Walsh and Tosin Cole leaving their roles as Graham and Ryan after the Christmas special.

Mandip Gill is staying on as Yaz, with Liverpudlian comic John Bishop set to take on the role of Dan.

Doctor Who will return to BBC One this year.


Credit: Original article published here.

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