Could Kelly be stepping into the TARDIS soon? (Picture: BBC)
Kelly Macdonald could be set to move from one hugely popular BBC series to another, with the Line of Duty star hotly tipped to be taking over on Doctor Who.
The actress, who has been giving a brilliant performance as suspicious copper DCI Jo Davidson on the hit drama, is being tipped to replace Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor and is currently 6/1 to be named in the role next.
The actress has emerged as one of the favourites to step into the TARDIS after Jodie steps down, after it was reported that Jodie is set to leave after her third series as the 13th Doctor, which is coming up this year.
While nothing has been confirmed, and the BBC has said it won’t be commenting, no actor has stayed in the role for more than three series since the sci-fi series made a comeback in 2005.
As well as being a hit on Jed Mercurio’s gripping cop series, Kelly is known for her performances in Trainspotting, Nanny McPhee and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
She’s by no means the only name in the running though. I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel is currently at 4/1 to play the famous role.
Kelly is currently starring in the gripping sixth series of Line of Duty (Picture: BBC/World Productions/Steffan Hill)
Michaela Coel is the current favourite to take over (Picture: BBC/Various Artists Ltd and FALKNA/Natalie Seery)
Years And Years singer and It’s A Sin actor Olly Alexander is also joint second with Kelly at 6/1.
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.
‘But the favourite in the betting is still I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel at 4/1.’
Line of Duty continues on Sunday at 9pm on BBC One. Doctor Who will return to BBC One this year.
Credit: Original article published here.