Talk of Olly Alexander becoming the new star of Doctor Who have been shot down by his manager as fans praised the Years & Years star for landing the gig.
The Years & Years singer was linked to the sci-fi show yet again as fresh reports claimed he is ‘in advanced talks’ to take over from current Doctor Jodie Whittaker, however the BBC has not said that she is leaving.
Olly’s manager Martha Kinn has said the rumour ‘just isn’t true’ in a Doctor Who-pun-laden statement on social media, with references to show villains such as Cybermen and the Ood.
Martha said: ‘Even though Olly is often contacted by Cybermen, I’m afraid I have to exterminate this speculation.
‘As nice as it is to see interest in this story regenerate, it just isn’t true.
‘As ood as it might sound, Olly is focusing on his music, for the time being.’
Olly’s manager shot down the rumours (Picture: Instagram)
It comes after The Sun claimed he was being lined up to play the 14th Doctor after working with former Who writer Russell T Davies on the critically-acclaimed drama It’s A Sin.
A source said: ‘Olly is on the verge of being announced as the new Doctor. Negotiations are at an advanced stage.
‘He’s been heavily promoted for the role by [It’s a Sin and Doctor Who scriptwriter Russell T Davies]— who he’s worked closely with on other projects. Russell was impressed with his work and felt he was a great fit for the Doctor.’
They added: ‘It’s definitely happening, he’s just had to keep quiet about it while negotiations were finalised.’
A show insider said that there is still much more to come from Jodie, the first woman ever to play The Doctor, but ‘bosses are staying tight-lipped about what they have planned’.
Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to play the role (Picture: BBC)
Olly was confronted about the Doctor Who rumours on The One show earlier this year.
Laughing the speculation off the 30-year-old said: ‘What an amazing role that would be, but I don’t think it’s happening any time soon.’
Having played the 13th Doctor since 2017, it has recently been speculated that Jodie, 39, is set to leave the BBC sci-fi series after the 2022 specials.
Credit: Original article published here.