Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker replaced as Time Lord by Helena Bonham Carter?

Jodie Whittaker reveals she took something from Doctor Who set

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Doctor Who fans have been speculating who could replace Jodie Whittaker as the next Time Lord on the popular BBC series. A selection of famous actors have been thrown into the mix so far and the bookies have now added Harry Potter star Helena Bonham Carter to their list. Could the 55-year-old award-winning actress become the second female doctor?

Helena has been added to the Time Lord market by William Hill in the run-up to the next series of the BBC sci-fi drama. 

Her odds to become the fourteenth Doctor Who are currently priced at 33-1 by the bookies.  

Helena was initially added to bookies’ lists at 100-1 back in April when Billie Piper stated the Harry Potter and Sweeney Todd star should take on the Time Lord role.

But after a recent announcement, Helena will be starring in ITV mini-series Nolly, written by Doctor Who’s Russell T. Davies himself, which will uncover the truth about the channel’s series Crossroads, the star’s odds on William Hill are now 33-1. 

Although perhaps too big for the role, a close eye will see the Time Lord creator has a habit of cross casting.

He’s previously cast two of his Doctors using the protagonists of his last two mini-series with David Tennant from Casanova and Christopher Eccleston from Second Coming.

As unofficial sources speculate the regeneration date to be New Year’s Day 2022, rumours continue to circulate on who will next open the doors to the Tardis. 

It’s A Sin star Omari Douglas remains the favourite to take on the role, priced at 6-5, while co-star Lydia West, who previously appeared in Russell’s series Years and Years follows closely behind at 5-2. 

Voted fan favourite to land the vacancy, Hollywood star Michael Sheen was once joint-favourite at 6-4 but is now priced at 3-1. 

Joining him was Years and Years singer and actor Olly Alexander, who has now been given a 4-1 chance. 

Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless joins Years and Years’ T’Nia Miller at 9-1 to take on the Tardis.

I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel shares 14-1 with Kiwi actor and comedian Rose Matafeo and Game of Thrones’ Hannah John-Kamen.

Travel man Richard Ayoade and Notting Hill star Rhys Ifans are both priced at 16-1, joining a potential Doctor Who former Time Lord himself David Tennant.  

David has recently addressed the speculation surrounding Jodie’s replacement.

He told Hollywood Reporter: “Well it’s a big decision to make, isn’t it? 

“I’m glad I’m not making the decision. It’s a part that can sort of go anywhere, and yet you just know when that casting is right.

“It’s very hard to pluck someone out and drop them in it. So I’m glad I don’t have to decide. Was that a good dodge to your question?”

As for whether he’d return for the 60th anniversary Russell will oversee in 2023, the actor teased “you should never say never to anything”.

David also said there “isn’t a Doctor Who brain like his [Russell‘s] in the country, on the planet, in the universe”.

Doctor Who: Flux airs Sundays on BBC One in the UK. 

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