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Bet On Who The New Doctor Will Be

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David Tennant hasn't definitively said whether he's going to stay in the Tardis beyond the guest-startastic end of this season's Doctor Who, but a little thing like reality isn't enough to stop the UK's bookies. They've starting giving odds on who's most likely to replace him. And, if you're a betting person, you might want to check out Trainspotting one more time...

According to Scottish newspaper the Daily Record, a surprising majority of people seem to think that Robert Carlyle - star of Trainspotting and 28 Weeks Later - will follow fellow countryman Tennant in the role of the BBC's favorite time lord:

Bookies William Hill - who are giving odds on who will be the 11th Time Lord - say that 85 per cent of punters think Carlyle is the man. Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams said: "At this stage it is difficult to tell if the bets are wishful thinking or based on insider knowledge.

"But there can be little doubt that Carlyle would be a fantastic replacement."

Jason Statham, Alan Davis, James Nesbitt and John Simm are also in the frame for bets. Carlyle hasn't shut the Tardis door on taking the role. He said: "Would I do it? Possibly."


For those who really want to check out the odds, website Den of Geek has a rundown on who seems to be in the running right now, although some of their choices - Daniel Radcliffe? Billie Piper? - seem to be more based on random rumors than anything approaching real possibility at this point. Let's just wait and see whether Tennant wants to see for another season or two before jumping to any conclusions, why don't we?

Scots star Robert Carlyle is bookie's favourite to be next Doctor Who [Daily Record]