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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Kris Marshall is rumoured to play the Doctor's assistant

Former Doctor Who favourite Kris Marshall is being tipped to play the Doctor's assistant following the reveal of Jodie Whittaker as the Time Lord.

An insider told The Sun: 'Kris is a big fan of the show and the BBC are a big fan of his', as fans await the announcement following the groundbreaking reveal of the first ever female doctor earlier in the week.

The 44-year-old Death In Paradise star was previously in the lead for the role before viewers were delighted to hear of the arrival of the first ever female lead.

Could it be? Former Doctor Who favourite Kris Marshall is being tipped to play the Doctor's assistant following the reveal of Jodie Whittaker as the Time Lord

Talk long-circulated about Kris scooping the role as doctor, with sources previously revealing: 'Kris Marshall has already joined the cast and will regenerate at the end of this series, not in the Christmas special'.

Atop the misleading claims regarding his recruitment, insiders totally dismissed the idea of a woman scooping the role - just two months before Jodie's announcement: 'They won’t risk a woman Doctor. They want a David Tennant type.'

News of Kris' possible casting comes just days after Jodie was confirmed as the first female Time Lord on Sunday, after the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final.

Read the full story at Daily Mail Online  by Ciara Farmer and Julia Pritchard