Doctor Strange’s Tilda Swinton in The Lead For Doctor Who

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Ever since Peter Capaldi announced earlier this month that he’d be passing on his sonic screwdriver after the Doctor Who Christmas special this year, a lot of talk has been going around discussing which actor would take on the role of the 13th Doctor in BBC’s classic science fiction series.

Most of the Doctor Who stars have been pitching female actresses for the spot with David Tennant betting on his Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman, Capaldi on Harry Potter actress Frances de la Tour, and Paul McGann on Doctor Strange’s Tilda Swinton. Now new reports reveal that Swinton is taking the lead to bag the role.

According to Ladbrokes, Swinton is the new favorite contender for the race to taking over as the 13th Doctor, taking over the lead at 7/2. The publication reveals that previous favorites for the role where Kriss Marshall who had a score of 4/1, Olivia Coleman with a 5/1 and Maxine Peake at 8/1. Ben Whishaw however is still in the running with his odds at 10/1 and Michelle Gomez at 33/1.

It seems like Swinton's acting carreer has been doing particularly well, and Doctor Who would definitely benefit from having her onboard as its new Time Lord. Let’s wait and see what BBC has in mind.

Doctor Who series 10 debuts on BBC on April 15 this year.

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