EXCLUSIVE Doctor Who: Kris Marshall DENIES that he'll play Jodie Whittaker's assistant

Kris Marshall has denied reports that he is set to replace Pearl Mackie as Doctor Who’s assistant in the popular BBC series.

Speaking exclusively to Yahoo Celeb UK, Kris’s rep has responded to speculation that the actor has landed the role.

Kris is not the new assistant.

Directly referencing The Sun’s report that Kris is the main contender to play the Time Lord’s companion in the upcoming series of the show, the star’s spokeswoman told us: “There is no truth in the rumours.”

Speaking about the 44 year old, a source had told The Sun: “Kris is a big fan of the show and the BBC are a big fan of his.”

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

Jodie will be the first female Doctor.

Jodie’s casting marks the first time that a woman has played the long-running character, but the BBC are still yet to confirm who will be the new assistant – with Mackie leaving the show after just one series.

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

Kris first found fame on BBC 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 had no further comment on the Doctor Who rumours.

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