Tilda Swinton has emerged as the new favourite to become the next The Doctor in The BBC’s “Doctor Who” according to the Ladbrokes betting company via their website.
The actress has been the subject of huge gamble in the last 48 hours, a flood of money that has seen her odds fall to just 7/2 to score the gig – down from the 10/1 odds she entered the candidate list on.
That pushes her ahead of other front runners such as “Love Actually” and “Death in Paradise” actor Kris Marshall (4/1), “Broadchurch” actress Olivia Colman (5/1), “Silk” and “The Village” actress Maxine Peake (8/1), Bond franchise regular Ben Whishaw (10/1) and “The IT Crowd” actor turned filmmaker Richard Ayoade.
UK bookkeeper William Hill received a sudden rush of betting on Peter Capaldi taking on the role back in July 2013, bets which proved fruitful as days later The BBC announced the actor would take over the role.
Those involved in the series say new showrunner Chris Chibnall won’t settle on a new actor to take on the role until later this year. Their first on screen appearance is expected to be in the final moments of this year’s Christmas special.