Olly Alexander, frontman of the band Years & Years (now continuing as Alexander’s solo project) and star of the recent hit series It’s A Sin has reportedly been in talks to take on the iconic role of The Doctor in BBC’s Doctor Who once Jodie Whittaker (who took up the role as the first-ever female Doctor in 2017) steps down from the role (which has been rumoured to be at the end of the upcoming season).
This rumour has been officially denied by Alexander’s manager via Instagram.
His manager Martha Kinn has said the rumour ‘just isn’t true’ in a pun filled statement on social media, with references to show villains such as Cybermen and the Ood.
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.
According to sources Alexander was “on the verge of being announced as the new Doctor”, and that “negotiations are at an advanced stage”.
Former Doctor Who showrunner and It’s A Sin creator Russell T Davies previously backed Alexander as the next Doctor, insisting he would “make a marvellous Doctor Who”.
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