‘Doctor Who’: David Tennant Backs ‘Broadchurch’ Co-Star Olivia Colman For Time Lord Role

'Broadchurch' writer Chris Chibnall will be picking the next Doctor.

David Tennant has become the latest star to share his thoughts on who should take over from Peter Capaldi in ‘Doctor Who’, naming his ‘Broadchurch’ co-star Olivia Colman as a “clearly magnificent choice”.

David Tennant
David Tennant
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Now, speaking on BBC Radio show World At One, David has called for bosses to drop Olivia a line, stating: “Olivia would clearly be a magnificent choice. If you have the right people telling the right stories then it’s absolutely a possibility.”

Interestingly, ‘Broadchurch’ writer Chris Chibnall is set to take over from Steven Moffat, and assume the role of ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner for the 2018 series - which means he’ll be leading the search for Peter’s replacement.

The duo will return for the third and final series of 'Broadchurch' later this month
The duo will return for the third and final series of 'Broadchurch' later this month
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It’s believed that the new Doctor will make their first appearance in this year’s Christmas special, when a regeneration takes place (via Radio Times). Before that, Peter will star in one, final series, which begins airing in April.

David isn’t the first actor to reveal his pick for the role, as Peter’s already shared his - and also named a female star.

And just in case bosses need a few more ideas, we’ve got some of other options they can add to the shortlist…

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