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Published on April 23rd, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

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Izzard Throws His (Nice) Hat In

Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has reportedly issued a "I’ll do it" statement to the BBC should they be looking for a new Doctor Who.

According to What’s On TV, the comedian – who is the star of popular drama The Riches in the US – the Daily Express reported that he said:

"I would accept the part if it was offered to me."

Speaking at a TV event in Los Angeles he added: "I think David is doing a great job in the role. He may become even more popular than Tom Baker, who I thought was the best ever Doctor.

"Tom actually put my name forward for the part when the BBC brought the show back four years ago."

Tom said at the time: "Eddie would bring an alien quality to the part. He is so mysterious and strange and seems like he has a lot of secrets", but the part went to Christopher Eccleston.

Very interesting – but would the BBC be willing – or brave enough – to give the iconic role to a popular comedian with a penchant for girls clothes?

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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