Bookies Suspend Betting On The Next Doctor Who After A Flurry Of Big Bids On Kris Marshall

kris_marshallOn August 2nd, 2013, days before the BBC would announce that Peter Capaldi was to play the lead in Doctor Who, bookmakers suspended all bets. Too many large bets had suddenly been placed on Peter Capaldi to play the Doctor, no matter how low the odds were. The word had got out to knowledgeable parties, keen to make a guaranteed buck with the information they had.

Well, today bookmakers have been doing the same thing, as the odds of Kris Marshall to be the new Doctor dropped, after large big upon large bid was placed on his name.

Ladbrokes were first to suspend betting followed by SkyBet, while Paddy Power and William Hill have dropped odds to Evens.

Kris Marshall, star of BBC's Death In Paradise is also known for his role in sitcom My Family, a string of BT adverts and playing Colin Frizzle, in Love Actually.

If he is indeed cast as the role of the 13th Doctor, will his first words be "At last! Ginger!"?


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