Olly Alexander might not be playing the 14th Doctor on Doctor Who… but is there a chance he could show up in the BBC series for a cameo?
Ever since it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would be stepping down from the role, there have been numerous discussions about who will take her place, with many turning to the It’s A Sin star as a frontrunner.
On several occasions, the Years and Years has been forced to make clear that he will not be filling Jodie’s shoes, as Russell T Davies prepares to return as showrunner.
While Olly may not be taking over the Tardis, Lorraine Kelly put forward the idea of the 31-year-old still appearing in the sci-fi adventure in some capacity – and we’d be all for it.
During a chat in the ITV studio on Tuesday, the breakfast TV host expressed her admiration for Olly’s performance in the critically-acclaimed It’s A Sin as the drama marks its one-year anniversary, saying that it would be ‘crazy’ for him not to do more acting.
‘I would love to, and I definitely will at some point, I don’t know what it’s going to be. I’d love to play like a sexy witch,’ he said.
‘Well ok. What about a sexy witch Doctor Who?’ Lorraine smoothly replied.
The presenter continued, emphasising that ‘everybody’ wants to see Olly be cast in the role.
He reiterated that while he is a fan of Doctor Who, he won’t be following in the footsteps of the likes of Matt Smith and David Tennant.
‘Aww. It would be amazing, but I’m definitely not the Doctor. But I love the show and I can’t wait to watch it when it gets rebooted,’ he responded.
‘Maybe you could sort of just bounce in, do that?’ Lorraine suggested.
Referencing the character Kylie Minogue played in a 2007 episode, he answered: ‘Yeah, well Kylie did that. So…’ before shrugging.
Stressing her point, Lorraine added: ‘Kylie did it you see, and if it’s good enough for Kylie…’, as Olly exclaimed: ‘There you go!’
On New Year’s Eve, the singer performed a special show on BBC One, which attracted 179 complaints for being ‘too sexy’.
He laughed off the naysayers, saying on The One Show last week: ‘There were some complaints that the show was too sexual, so what can I say? It’s a hard life!’
Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.