Speculation is still rife on who the BBC and Steven Moffatt will choose as the 12th Doctor. Now yet another ex star of the hit TV show has weighed in with their opinion.
The BBC have apparently not ruled out a female 12th Doctor with stars such as Miranda Hart being mentioned, however Dame Helen Mirren has emerged as a frontrunner for the role. And Arthur Darvill, who played the companion Rory Williams in the show from 2010 – 2012 and is currently starring in Broadway’s hit musical Once, couldn’t agree more.
On discussing Dame Helen taking on the role, Darvill has said that he would love to see Dame Helen Mirren star as the first female Time Lord. However, the leading lady herself might need some convincing.
While Dame Helen has said that it is time for a female time lord, she has ruled herself out as the woman for the job.
Darvill also revealed he was aware of Matt Smith’s intention to leave for some time before it was announced.
"He’s done his time on it, I think. It’s a hard one," Darvill explained. "You know, I left a year ago, and it was very hard to leave. I think the worst that you can do on something like that is outstay your welcome.
"It’s better to be missed than for people to go, ‘Just get out’, so I think it’s a good time for him to leave."
Forerunners to take over from Smith for the forthcoming 8th season include Rory Kinnear, Ben Daniels and Samuel West.