17/02/2017 10:36 GMT

‘Doctor Who’ Boss Addresses Speculation Over Whether The New Time Lord Will Be Female

'I have a very clear sense of what we're going to do.'

Incoming ‘Doctor Who’ boss Chris Chibnall has addressed ongoing speculation over whether the next Time Lord will be a woman.

Ever since Peter Capaldi announced that he’s quitting the role, fans and critics have wondered aloud about whether the next lead star of the show could be female, and Chris has now revealed that he isn’t ruling that idea out.

'Broadchurch' creator Chris will take over form Steven Moffat
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Plenty of female stars have been touted for the role and earlier this week, bookies named Tilda Swinton as favourite to take over from Peter.

A number of famous faces have also backed a variety of actress, with Peter himself naming Frances de la Tour as his pick, while former Doctor David Tennant has backed his ‘Broadchurch’ co-star Olivia Colman for the part.

And just in case Chris and his team do need any more ideas for who could take over, we’ve got a few below…  

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