Following the news that Matt Smith was ready to call time on his days as Doctor Who, there have been plenty of names being bandied around as potential replacements. It was recently claimed that John Hurt is one of the favourites for the role but it seems that he has stiff competition.
A whole host of names are now being mentioned as the potential new Doctor Who, including The Fear star Harry Lloyd. Harry played the role of Matty Beckett in the TV miniseries and he has also appeared the hit HBO show Game of Thrones as Viserys Targaryen, as well as other projects.
The Doctor Who fan forums now seem to suggest that Harry Lloyd has a better chance of winning the role than John Hurt but that is not the only name mentioned. One very interesting name being talked about is that of Olivia Colman, bringing us a female Doctor Who, which has had mixed response.
Whatever the case and whoever does win the role of the new Doctor Who, one thing is for sure, they will have to decide who does become the new Doctor before shooting begins on the Christmas special later this month.
Who would you like to see as the new Doctor Who?