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Published on July 1st, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Who Bet?

And the bets are off! have reported a cut in the bet amount in relation to Matt Smith being replaced as the Doctor after reported disappointing viewing figures for his series of Doctor Who. Betting office William Hill now have (The Next Doctor actor) David Morrissey as their favourite with (The Lodger guest star) James Corden following closely behind.

The website quoted:

“The viewing figures were disappointing but Doctor Who was up against the World Cup and Sunny skies, so we think Matt will survive the disappointment,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

It also added that the betting cost of Matt Smith playing the Doctor in the 2011 series of Doctor Who had been reduced, meaning that they think he will be replaced, before going on to list betting rates on other possible actors to replace him in the role.

The fact that Matt is preparing to film his new scenes for the next years worth of Doctor Who goodness should tip them off a little but apparently doesn’t. And if David Morrissey is the favourite, then the betting shops are obviously looking to drain some cheap cash out of their punters…


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4 Responses to Who Bet?

  1. avatar Cosier says:

    How can people be so unsupportive of Matt Smith to bet on if he is replaced? That is so mean.

    Matt has been excellent throughout this series. And I can’t wait til the next one.

  2. avatar Leosw4 says:

    I would ignore this. Everyone loves him as far as I can see.

    They would have done the same thing to Tom Baker in the 70s coming so soon after HRH Jon Pertwee-and look how that turned out.

  3. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    Cynical bookies eh? There’s nothing than a bookie likes better than a safe bet. If they’re taking money on Matt being replaced, when we all know he’s staying, then basically, all due credit to them. It’s the numpties wasting their cash on such stupid betting we should be pointing the finger at. Plonkers!

  4. avatar Carn says:

    I’m tired of all this ‘disappointing’ ratings crap. If it had dropped down to like 1 or maybe 2 million viewers and episode I could maybe understand it but it’s not done bad in the slightest. morons talking crap out of their butts…

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