Did the BBC just reveal that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will be Dr Who?

Newsnight appeared to have revealed the identity of the next actor to play Doctor Who during the closing moments of Tuesday's episode.

As Evan Davis discussed Saturday's dramatic instalment of the BBC sci-fi show, he mentioned the rumours that there will be the first female Time Lord.

The 55-year-old said: "If you watched Doctor Who on Saturday, there were some pretty heavy hints that the next Doctor might be a woman."

The show then cut to a clip of Phoebe Waller-Bridge being asked in a YouTube interview if she was...

The Fleabag actress and current favourite for the role coyly replied: "I'm not allowed to say anything about that one way or the other…

"It would be cool, but I'm doing other stuff," Phoebe teased.

The 31-year-old has topped bookies' lists for weeks after being recommended by former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan, who starred as Amy Pond between 2010 and 2013.

Phoebe had previously shunned rumours, telling Express.co.uk: "I am not going to be the first female Doctor.

"It's the end of the rumours. Not that I know of!" she defended.

However, as Evan rightly points out, Joanna Lumley had previously played the Doctor in a Comic Relief sketch, so she could technically still play the eponymous Time Lord, just not the first ever female.

Via The Express by Helen Daly

Phoebe Waller-Bridge exterminates Doctor Who rumours


The Fleabag star's theatre company took to Twitter to deny speculation she will take over from Peter Capaldi

It looks like Phoebe Waller-Bridge won’t be Peter Capaldi's replacement in Doctor Who after all.

The Fleabag creator may be far too busy shooting the new Han Solo Star Wars film and preparing for new show Killing Eve to star in Who, but on Tuesday BBC’s Newsnight resurfaced the rumour with footage of a recent interview in which the actor was unable to confirm or deny involvement in series 11 of the sci-fi show.

Via The Radio Times  by Thomas Ling