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Published on November 25th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Paterson Joseph Momentum

Since Kasterborous the casting of Paterson Joseph as the Eleventh Doctor, no official announcement has yet been made by the BBC, or leaked early by the Press.

We’re confident however that an announcement is due; however contrary to the information that presented itself last week, not as soon as we anticipated.

However various people across the press are hinting in the same direction – the Guardian’s Gavin McClean revealed that Steven Moffat had told him "who the new Doctor was", while those pros over at Den of Geek are referring back to Comic Book Resources whose scurrilous columnist Rich Johnston imparts that there were other contenders as recently as the beginning of last week…

I understand that while there were still a number of contenders in the running at the beginning of last week, the role was offered to him by the BBC a few days later and he accepted.

Expect to see more of this sort of thing over the next few weeks, with the BBC attempting to hold out until just after broadcast of The Next Doctor at the latest.

(Of course, you might be swayed by former Davros actor Terry Molloy’s suggestion that veteran actress Liz Smith play the Doctor, or even The Telegraph’s Michael Deacon asserting that the Eleventh Doctor should be played by Rhys Ifans. Both marvellous suggestions, by the way..)

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About the Author

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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