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Published on June 11th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Queen Not Interested in Twelfth Doctor Speculation

Needless to say that come that dreaded day when Jenna-Louise Coleman films her goodbye scene with the departing Matt Smith it’ll be an emotional experience (that is, if she hasn’t already…).

Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman prepare to shoot scenes in Doctor Who

Speaking to the BBC after meeting the Queen at the official opening of the BBC’s Broadcasting House Jenna admitted that she doesn’t even want to read the script to the Christmas special, which is due to begin filming in Autumn:

“I don’t even want to pick up that script just yet!”

Ever since the news broke everybody has been quizzing the actress about who’ll replace Matt in the role…well not everyone.

Interestingly for someone who has been reported to be a fan of the show, Liz Windsor apparently wasn’t quizzing Jenna about who’ll take on the mantle of the Doctor:

“Everybody else in the building has asked me who the next Doctor is, and I can tell you honestly we don’t know. It’s going to be a long, long search. But yes, I’m being asked that question a lot.”

In terms of her own preferences though Jenna is leaving it all in the capable hands of the Doctor Who team:

“I am completely open, and I have lots of confidence in [head writer] Steven [Moffat] and all the team. And I’m sure they’re very much across it. But we shall see.


“I just can’t think about it yet. I think because we’ve [Matt and I] got so much left to [do]. We haven’t even begun our goodbye yet. So, I suppose that’s all I can think about at the moment.”

With filming for the Christmas special not beginning until the autumn, a casting announcement may not need to be made until late summer.

As such, there’s still plenty of time to speculate on who’ll be the next Doctor. We suspect speculation will continue once his identify is announced, too…

(Via BBC News.)


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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.

3 Responses to Queen Not Interested in Twelfth Doctor Speculation

  1. avatar dr jon says:

    Perhaps charle’s has got a better chance of becoming the next dr than he has of being the next king.

  2. avatar Elder Wraith says:

    Does anyone know the original source of the “I don’t even want to pick up that script just yet!” comment from J-L C? The BBC item that Andrew linked to only indicates that it was in some interview.

    It caught my eye because of the resemblance to what I believe Karen Gillan said ahead about the Angels Take Manhattan script. It’s probably a genuine coincidence, but to suspicious old farts like me it sounds unfortunately like a media machine at work; “Now this is what we want you to say in interviews, Jenna”, etc.

  3. avatar Jan Bos says:

    I really really really hope that they NOT tell who the next Doctor is until Christmas, the last minutes of the episode !.
    The fact that they spoiled it already for me, doesn’t make me happy.

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