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Doctor Who star Craig Parkinson caught off guard when asked if he could replace Jodie Whittaker: ‘I can’t say anything!’

Doctor Who star Craig Parkinson was caught completely off guard when he was asked if he could end up replacing Jodie Whittaker in the lead role… and he didn’t flat out deny it!

On Sunday, the finale of Doctor Who: Flux is due to bring season 13 to a close, with Craig portraying the chilling Grand Serpent.

While the former Line of Duty star’s role is that of a dictatorial villain, on Friday’s This Morning, he addressed the idea of taking over as the Doctor when Jodie steps down.

‘Is there a world – bear with me here – where you could become the next Doctor?’ Dermot O’Leary asked, as Alison Hammond gasped over the idea.

‘Look at his face!’ Alison exclaimed, while Craig appeared to be in the midst of gathering his thoughts over the huge question.

The actor raised both his hands, gesturing around the room and smiling mischievously as he replied: ‘I’m not… I mean, I can’t say anything.’

The former Dot Cottan actor played coy (Picture: ITV)

With such a cryptic answer, Craig will have undoubtedly set tongues wagging in the Whoniverse.

‘Was that a clever double bluff from Craig Parkinson on @thismorning or is the cat out of the TARDIS shaped bag?’ one person tweeted.

Doctor Who fans have loved Craig’s performance in the show (Picture: BBC Studios/Ben Blackall)

Even if it is true, it’ll be a very long time until Whovians find out who Jodie’s successor is going to be.

Several cast members from It’s A Sin have been put forward as possible contenders, with Years and Years singer Olly Alexander throwing his support behind his co-star Omari Douglas.

‘I think the Doctor’s quite queer anyway – that’s my take on the character – and I think it would really make sense for a queer actor to take the role,’ he said.

‘It would bring something really great to the part and in the performance, I’d love to see that.’

Russell T Davies, who created It’s A Sin, is set to return as showrunner of Doctor Who in 2023, which will mark the 60th anniversary of the sci-fi cult classic.

He recently admitted that he had ‘doubts’ about working on the show when he was first approached in 2003… but thank goodness he took on the project.

This Morning airs weekdays from 10am on ITV and Doctor Who: Flux concludes on Sunday at 6:25pm on BBC One.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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