Olly Alexander 'categorically' denies playing next Doctor Who

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Olly Alexander has "categorically" denied he is set to take over as Doctor Who.

Representatives for the It's a Sin actor shot down reports suggesting he was in line to replace the current Time Lord Jodie Whittaker back in June, and the Year & Years singer told British GQ in a new interview that the reports about his Doctor Who negotiations were news to him.

When asked if becoming the Doctor was ever going to happen, he simply replied, "No. Never. No."

He was then asked if he had any desire to lead the long-running BBC sci-fi show, and he responded, "No. I thought it was quite glamorous and exciting when there was a rumour about it, when The Sun reported that I was in final talks for being the next Doctor. That was news to me. I know how much that part means to people and was very flattered and touched that people thought I might be. But I can categorically tell you that I am not the next Doctor."

Jodie, who has finished filming her scenes, recently insisted on The Graham Norton Show that she doesn't know who her replacement is and she didn't film the Doctor's regeneration scene with her successor, explaining that she also wasn't there when her predecessor Peter Capaldi filmed his final scenes.

"They are never going to tell me who it is," she stated. "We filmed some scenes, but the new Doctor wasn't there. I wasn't there for Peter, and I only met him months later when I passed him in the street!"

After the current six-episode series Flux, the actress will play the Doctor in three specials across 2022, with her final episode due to air in late 2022.

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