Doctor Who: Kris Marshall to play Jodie Whittaker's assistant?

Back in April it was reported that Kris Marshall was set to replace Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who in the hit BBC show, however, earlier this week it was confirmed that Jodie Whittaker had actually landed the role.

Jodie’s casting marks the first time that a woman has played the Time Lord, and now it has been reported that Kris is being lined up to play her assistant.

Kris was previously favourite to play the Doctor.

The Sun report that the 44-year-old star is the main contender to succeed companion Pearl Mackie who is leaving the show after just one series.

This means that Kris might be teaming up with Matt Lucas, who plays the Doctor’s other assistant, Nardole.

A source told the publication: “Kris is a big fan of the show and the BBC are a big fan of his.”

Jodie will be the first female Doctor.

Kris is a long-standing BBC star after first finding fame as Nick Harper in the channel’s 2000 sitcom My Family.

He also appeared in the Beeb’s show Death In Paradise and has even had a taste of Hollywood after landing the role of Colin Frissell in Richard Curtis classic Love Actually.

Kris first found fame on BBC sitcom My Family.

Responding to speculation, a BBC spokesperson said that a decision hasn’t yet been made on Doctor Who’s companion casting.

Kris’s rep told Yahoo Celeb UK: “There is no truth in the rumours.”

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