Tom Ellis – who we’ve seen in Doctor Who’s 2007 conclusion Last of the Time Lords – is todays tabloid favourite for biggest job in British television – the Doctor Who job.
The former EastEnders actor played Dr Thomas Milligan briefly in Doctor Who, and by The Sontaran Stratagem was engaged to Martha Jones (or so we were lead to believe by Dr Jones).
A BBC source told The Mirror: "Tom is the frontrunner for the job and is very interested."
Oh well, it must be him then.
Of course no one really knows – and if they do they certainly aren’t letting on. David Tennant wisely remarked that the casting of the new Doctor Who is not down to him, and that he doesn’t know who it is…
"It’s not down to me," said the actor, currently appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. "I’ve got nothing to do with it."
And although there’ sstill time for a cheeky suggestion of Billie Piper, that’s his last word on the subject…
…meanwhile, James Nesbitt has called taking the role "Career Suicide". Thanks for that Jimmy, we all appreciate you staying out of the way… however a slight reappraisal of your career is needed. You really aren’t that good!
Nesbitt’s opinion of Paterson Joseph on the other hand sees him believing the character actor "would be great".