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‘Doctor Who’: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Insists She’s Not Going To Be The First Time Lord

The star was speaking after her TV Bafta award win.

15/05/2017 10:28

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has addressed speculation she could be in line to take over from Peter Capaldi in ‘Doctor Who’ - and sadly, it’s bad news for anyone hoping to see her stepping foot in the Tardis.

Speaking backstage at the TV Baftas, where she won the Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, Phoebe explained that as far as she’s aware, the role isn’t hers.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

She said (via Digital Spy): “I am not going to be the first female Doctor, not that I know of.

“As far as I know, I am in the ‘Star Wars’ film, yes! I just started thinking I’d make a ridiculous plot to the film, but I’ve been advised not to do that.

“So yes, poker face I’m afraid.”

Phoebe shot into the spotlight thanks to her BBC Three series ‘Fleabag’, and later this year she’ll make her big screen debut, in the ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spin-off film.

The first photo of the cast was revealed back in February and Phoebe - who has a mystery role - will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich, who is leading the gang as Han himself and Donald Glover, who plays a young Lando Calrissian.

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