— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 14, 2017
By tomorrow we will know which actor is to succeed Peter Capaldi as the 13th Doctor in Doctor Who.
The BBC will announce the casting outcome following the Wimbledon’s Men’s Finals. That’s expected to be sometime after midnight tonight, AEST.
UK media articles are tipping former Death in Paradise star Kris Marshall. There has been speculation new showrunner Chris Chibnall may announce a female or black Doctor.
According to the bookies the favourites are:
Jodie Whittaker 5/4
Kris Marshall 2
Phoebe Waller-Bridge 4
Tom Rosenthal 8
Vicky McClure 10
In one of his few interviews on the topic, new showrunner Chris Chibnall wouldn’t address the calls for a female lead directly, saying only: “Nothing is ruled out but I don’t want the casting to be a gimmick and that’s all I can say.”
The new Doctor will make their debut at Christmas in Doctor Who‘s annual festive special, before taking up the reins full-time in 2018.
Source: Digital Spy