Following George Entwistle's resignation from the BBC speculation has been rife over who will take up the top job.
Media commentators have weighed in with their runners and riders. Should it be a journalist or a businessman?
Who has the talent, the charisma, the leadership and the gravitas to navigate the embattled broadcaster through these troubled times and placate the licence fee payers baying for blood?
Huff Post UK has imagined up a few potential candidates for you, dear reader. People with time on their hands, with experience in dealing with the media; strong characters with a talent for making the headlines.
Take a quick flick through a couple of candidates who may be interested in the job.
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