Now David Tennant Wants A Woman To Replace Peter Capaldi On Doctor Who, And, Surprise, It's Olivia Colman
Before Bleeding Cool Rumormonger-in-Chief and tastemaker Rich Johnston made a case for Olivia Colman to replace Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor when he leaves Doctor Who at the end of the year, her odds of getting the role were 20-1, tied with 7 others and behind thirteen more. The next day, Colman had rocketed to the top of the list, illustrating the power of the Bleeding Cool bump. Johnston's powers of persuasion are so powerful, even David Tennant, who co-stars with Colman on Broadchurch, the ITV show by upcoming Doctor Who show runner Chris Chibnall, has now taken up Colman's cause.
"Olivia would clearly be a magnificent choice," Tennant said when asked about Johnston's pick for the first female Doctor. "If you have the right people telling the right stories then it's absolutely a possibility."
In addition to Tennant, both Billie Piper and Peter Capaldi himself have called for the next Doctor to be a woman, though Tennant is the first to agree with Bleeding Cool's own Rich Johnston on who it should be.
"Oi just write me articles, and let the fish and chips fall where they may," Johnston said of his apparent influence. "Pip pip."