Olivia Colman Now The Bookie's Favourite To Be The New Doctor Who – But What About Phoebe Waller-Bridge?

Olivia Colman arriving at the RTS Programme Awards 2013, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Olivia Colman arriving at the RTS Programme Awards 2013, Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Yesterday, we reported on the bookmaker William Hill's odds on who will be playing the next Doctor Who. And how Ben Whishaw was their 6/1 favourite. At the time Olivia Colman was 20/1.

We then wrote an article setting out a case why Colman could be a favourite.

Well, it appears that someone read it.

William Hill have now made her their favourite to take the role, on 8/1 odds while Ben Whishaw has crashed down to 12/1.

This is the first time a bookmaker has ever made a female actor the odds on favourite to be the next Doctor.

But also, coming in at 14/1, is a new entry, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, of Crashing, Fleabag and the upcoming Killing Eve.


Well, that would be rather fun as well, wouldn't it?

Here ate the current odds in full.

Olivia Colman

James Norton
Reece Shearsmith
Richard Ayoade

Ben Whishaw
Jason Flemyng
Rory Kinnear

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Andrew Scott
Ben Daniels
Chris Addison
David Harewood
Robert Carlyle
Rupert Grint

Adrian Lester
Alexander Vlahos
Daniel Kaluuya
Domhnall Gleeson
Hayley Atwell
Russell Tovey
Sheridan Smith
Stephen Fry
Vicky McClure

David Morrissey
David Tennant
David Walliams
Gemma Arterton
Helena Bonham Carter
Idris Elba
James Purefoy
Lara Pulver
Rhys Ifans
Steve Pemberton
Suranne Jones
Tom Hiddleston

Alan Davies
Alexandra Roach
Benedict Cumberbatch
Billie Piper
Catherine Tate
Eddie Redmayne
Michelle Dockery
Paterson Joseph
Tilda Swinton

Christopher Eccleston
James Corden
Philip Glenister

Martin Freeman

Daniel Craig

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