Bookmakers are already placing odds on the next Doctor Who actor

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Yesterday we learned that Matt Smith will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of this year, prompting speculation as to who would step in as the Doctor's next incarnation. Bookmakers William Hill and Ladbrokes have already placed odds on actors to fill Smith's fez. Is your favorite favored?

Here are the favorites according to Ladbrokes:

  • Rory Kinnear (3/1)
  • David Harewood (4/1)
  • Ben Whishaw (5/1)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (6/1)
  • Harry Lloyd (7/1)
  • Derek Jacobi (8/1)
  • Russel Tovey (9/1)
  • Alex Jennings (10/1)
  • Stephen Mangan (14/1)
  • Tom Hiddleston (16/1)
  • Helen Mirren (20/1)
  • Peter Capaldi (20/1)
  • David Tennant (20/1)
  • David Walliams (20/1)
  • Tim Wright (25/1)
  • Richard Armitage (25/1)
  • Daniel Radcliffe (25/1)
  • Tony Head (33/1)
  • Miranda Hart (33/1)
  • Hugh Laurie (33/1)
  • Bill Bailey (50/1)

And from William Hill:

  • Russell Tovey (10/1)
  • Rupert Grint (10/1)
  • David Harewood (12/1)
  • Rory Kinnear (12/1)
  • Ben Whishaw (14/1)
  • Andrew Scott (16/1)
  • Billie Piper (16/1)
  • Colin Morgan (16/1)
  • David Morrissey (16/1)
  • Martin Freeman (16/1)
  • Patterson Joseph (20/1)
  • Richard Coyle (20/1)
  • Tilda Swinton (20/1)
  • Tom Ellis (20/1)
  • Alan Davies (25/1)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (25/1)
  • Ewan McGregor (25/1)
  • James Nesbitt (25/1)
  • Olivia Colman (25/1)
  • Rhys Ifans (25/1)
  • Sheridan Smith (25/1)
  • Philip Glenister (33/1)
  • James Corden (40/1)
  • Nigel Harman (40/1)
  • Rowan Atkinson (40/1)
  • Chris O' Dowd (40/1)
  • John Hurt (50/1)
  • David Walliams (66/1)
  • Stephen Fry (66/1)
  • Jason Statham (100/1)
  • David Beckham (250/1)
  • Simon Cowell (250/1)
  • Tom Cruise (250/1)
  • John Terry (500/1)

Place your bets, folks.

[via Bleeding Cool]

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DavidLomax
DavidLomax

Hands up who had heard of David Tennant or Matt Smith before their casting? Eccleston had a little more of a profile, but they were relaunching the series, and in any case he didn't stick around; they won't make that mistake again. It's someone you haven't heard of.