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Kris Marshall Shoots up The Next Dr Who Betting Odds and is Bookmakers Second Favourite for the Role.

Steve Madgwick

Published: Aug 12, 10:21am Last Updated: Aug 13, 8:06am 0 Comments 88 Views

Kris Marshall for Next Dr Who

Kris Marshall is a popular choice with Dr Who fans to take over from Jodie Whittaker when she stands down in the role at the end of this series. Martin Sheen has topped popularity polls too but does not appear in bookmakers Next Dr Who betting odds.

Marshall sits behind current favourite Olly Alexander and ahead of surprise candidate Lenny Henry. Michaela Coel has previously been the favourite to become the Fourteenth Doctor but has slipped to 8/1 in the betting, suggesting that perhaps, the Dr will be male once again.

Kris Marshall would surely signal a return to a more affable Fourteenth Doctor in the vein of Sylvester McCoy and David Tennant.

Steve Madgwick - Senior Editor and Light Entertainment Specialist

The opinion is split on whether Olly Alexanders focus on his Years & Years musical persona and commitments really provides the opportunity to take on the role, whilst Marshall could strike a return to the affable and friendly personality of previous Dr's Tom Baker (4th Doctor 1974-1981), Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor 1987-1989 +1996)

Radio Times Poll Provides Popularity Win for Michael Sheen

The versatile and uber-talented Michael Sheen has topped a poll undertaken by the Radio Times seeking the fans choice for the 14th Doctor in the series when Jodie Whittaker steps down. 

However, Sheen does not appear in any bookmakers Next Doctor who betting list.

In fact, none of the top 5 places in the poll, taking up 59% of the entire vote across 10 candidates appear in the betting which leaves us a little confused as to how Radio Times constructed the candidate's list.

Top 10 Most Popular Next Doctor who candidate from Radio Times Poll

  1. Michael Sheen – 20%
  2. Richard Ayoade – 15%
  3. Jo Martin – 11%
  4. Andrew Scott – 7%
  5. Colin Morgan – 6%
  6. Alexander Vlahos – 6%
  7. Ben Whishaw – 5%
  8. Olly Alexander – 4%
  9. Jonny Lee Miller – 3%
  10. Kelly Macdonald – 2%

Current Next Dr Who Betting

The current betting odds for the next Dr Who include such oddities like James Cordon, Alan Carr and Katie Price, who are plainly novelty additions

Next Dr Odds Probability Improved/Decreased?
Olly Alexander 7/2
Improved
Kris Marshall 11/2
New Entry
Lenny Henry 6/1
New Entry
Michaela Coel 8/1
Decreased
Paul McGann 10/1
Stable
Kelly MacDonald 14/1
Stable
James Cordon 50/1
??
Stephen Fry 80/1
??
Alan Davies 801
??
Alan Carr 100/1
??
Katie Price 200/1
??


As unlikely as they are to be the next Dr Who, we do quite like the addition of people like QI stars Alan Davies and Stephen Fry tho.

Stephen Fry and Alan Davies could only possibly provide a comedy Dr. Who, and that just couldn't work at all. Richard Ayoade's deadpan delivery could pull it off though!

Steve Madgwick - Senior Editor and Light Entertainment Specialist

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