John Barrowman calls for It's A Sin's Olly Alexander to replace Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who amid rumoured exit

JOHN Barrowman called for It's A Sin's Olly Alexander to replace Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who amid her rumoured exit.

The actor, 53, floated the Ritchie Tozer star, 30, for the role after the smash hit success of It's A Sin.

Speaking about the rumours on Lorraine, John – who played Captain Jack Harkness on the sci-fi show – said Olly would be "amazing".

He said: "Olly would be amazing. He's quirky, he's fun. He's a lovely actor, and I think he would make a wonderful Doctor.

"It would be fabulous!"

John isn't the only Doctor Who alumni to suggest Olly – as It's A Sin showrunner Russell T Davies also said in an interview with SFX that he would be "marvellous".


This comes after rumours Jodie Whittaker is reportedly moving on from playing the Time Lord.

The 38-year-old actress became the first female star to take on the role of the famous character back in 2017.

But she will reportedly leave after the next series – maintaining the tradition of the Doctor regenerating after three stints in the TARDIS.

The BBC has refused to make any statements about Jodie's tenure on Doctor Who.


"We won't be commenting on any speculation around Jodie's future on the show," a BBC spokesperson told Digital Spy.

The Mirror reported earlier this month that Jodie is keen to take on new roles, with producers preparing for the next regeneration.

An insider told the publication: "It’s all very hush-hush but it is known on set that Jodie is leaving and they are gearing up for a regeneration.

"Her departure is top secret but at some point over the coming months the arrival of the 14th Doctor will need to be filmed. It’s very exciting."

Filming for the next series of Doctor Who is expected to finish this summer, ready to air in the Autumn.

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