Cumberbatch Confirms: No Who Offer Made

We at Kasterborous like to think of the whole will he/won’t he Benedict Cumberbatch saga as musical chairs only when the music stops, more chairs are added in an infinitly pointless charade to see who can generate something of interest out of nothing interesting.

Benedict Cumberbatch - not Doctor WhoLike Holmes himself, The Mirror have resurrected the long thought dead story that Benedict Cumberbatch will be taking over as the Doctor when Matt Smith decides to flee the TARDIS. Only in a brilliant piece of understatement they are  reporting that he ‘wouldn’t fancy’ it.

The Sherlock star was quoted as saying;

“I never got offered the chance to play the Doctor. Perhaps the powers-that-be realised I would turn it down.

“I think it’s a fantastic show, but the celebrity side of being the Doctor would worry me. The idea of turning up at school prizegiving days as the Doctor wouldn’t appeal.”

The prizegiver himself Matt Smith has gone someway to end his own and the BBC’s baiting by telling the paper that he’s going nowhere as of now;

“I’m delighted I’ve got the part,” says Matt. “I want to carry on!”

So there we have it; two actors, two denials and several tabloids probably wondering where to dig next. To concluded the tortured simile above the music’s about to start all over again…

(via The Mirror)


Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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