Will Doctor Who Get Potter Magic?
Following the news that Matt Smith is set to leave Doctor Who, Britain's biggest bookmakers William Hill have installed Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame & Russell Tovey as their joint 10/1 favourites to named as the next Doctor.
Other interesting names believed to be in the frame are Billie Piper at 16/1 and the former favourite David Morrissey. The outsiders include Becks, Tom Cruise & Simon Cowell all at 250/1. William Hill also offer 8/1 that the next Doctor is female.
"Russell Tovey has already appeared in a couple of episodes and many fans have suggested that he would make a fantastic Doctor. We have already seen money for Rupert Grint, who would also be perfect for the role!" said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Female Doctor: 8/1
William Hill Who Will Replace Matt Smith As Doctor Who?: 10/1 Russell Tovey, 10/1 Rupert Grint, 12/1 Martin Freeman, 14/1 Ben Whishaw, 16/1 Andrew Scott, 16/1 Billie Piper, 16/1 David Morrissey, 20/1 Patterson Joseph, 20/1 Richard Coyle, 20/1 Tilda Swinton, 20/1 Tom Ellis, 25/1 Alan Davies, 25/1 Ewan McGregor, 25/1 James Nesbitt, 25/1 Olivia Colman, 25/1 Rhys Ifans, 33/1 Phillip Glenister, 40/1 James Corden, 40/1 Nigel Harman, 40/1 Rowan Atkinson, 50/1 Chris O'Dowd, 50/1 John Hurt, 66/1 David Williams, 66/1 Stephen Fry, 100/1 Jason Statham, 250/1 David Beckham, 250/1 Tom Cruise, 250/1 Simon Cowell