But was he?
Liz Buckley, friend of Rory's family, told Twitter;
Everything in the papers about Rory Kinnear being asked to be the new Doctor is 100% bollocks, just so you know. He's a bit sick of it.
— Liz Buckley (@liz_buckley) June 9, 2013
She gave more detail in reply to specific questions.
Bleeding Cool also understands that the BBC have very different plans for Rory Kinnear in the near future.