Phoebe Waller-Bridge denies being cast as Time Lord

Pierre Vaugeois
Mai 16, 2017

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has denied that she is going to be taking over from Peter Capaldi as the first female Doctor in Doctor Who.

"So yes, poker face I'm afraid".

Phoebe considered telling lies to keep people guessing, but was told by her bosses not to.

Phoebe also used the TV Baftas to quash rumours she is set to become the first female Doctor, insisting she hasn't even been asked.

Her name has been linked to the role for months and she comes highly recommended by former Doctor Who assistant Karen Gillan, who starred as Amy Pond in the sci-fi TV series from 2010 to 2013.

"Instead, she's focusing on the second series of her now Bafta-winning comedy 'Fleabag" (she won best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme).

Waller-Bridge has now addressed the rumours, with the Fleabag star playing down the rumours last night by comprehensively stating "I am not going to be the first female Doctor Who".

On collecting her prize, she gave viewers her mother's advice and said: "Darling you can be whatever you want to be, as long as you are outrageous".

Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of this series, although it's unclear whether the regeneration will occur before the Christmas special. "They thought she did an incredible job with Fleabag and is certainly one of the rising stars in TV and film", a source told the Mirror.

'Phoebe Waller-Bridge would be great, ' she is reported as saying by the Mirror.

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.

Doctor Who continues on Saturday at 7.20pm on BBC One.

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