Kris Marshall to replace Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who at the end of this series?

Stephanie Soteriou

Exciting news for Doctor Who fans!

It has been claimed that Kris Marshall is set to replace Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor – and viewers won’t even have to wait until Christmas to see the regeneration.

Is Kris the new Doctor?

Kris is most known for his role as Nick in My Family as well as Colin Frissel in Love Actually, and now he is set to become a staple addition to our TV screens as he has apparently already started filming for the new series of Doctor Who.

Speaking to The Mirror, a source dished: “Kris Marshall has already joined the cast and will regenerate at the end of this series, not in the Christmas special.”

The insider continued: “They [the BBC] won’t risk a woman Doctor. They want a David Tennant type.”

Peter Capaldi announced that this is his last series as the Doctor.

Despite this source’s adamant claims, a spokesperson for the BBC denied it and insisted that no casting decisions have been made.

However, fans are dubious that this is true as the new trailer for the hit BBC show appears to show a regeneration taking place during this series, with current Doctor, Capaldi, seen clutching his chest in pain as the golden regeneration energy shrouds him.

There are 12 episodes planned with the grand finale due to air at the beginning of July – months before the usual Christmas special where fans traditionally see the character’s regeneration.

The trailer hints that the Doctor will regenerate this series.

Kris hasn’t publicly commented on speculation surrounding his reported new TV role, but we reckon that he would make an absolutely fantastic Doctor.

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