Freakish New Doctor Who Star Could Be Revealed Next Week

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Can't wait to find out who will replace David Tennant as the star of Doctor Who, the British time-travel action-comedy? You may not have to. British TV's favorite uncle, Terry Wogan, hinted the new Doctor may be announced during next Friday's "Children In Need" charity special. Meanwhile, new showrunner Steven Moffat has weighed in on the change of lead actor, saying he thinks the next Doctor should be over forty and "weird-looking." Says Moffat,

Although I loved Peter Davison and Paul McGann, probably the best two actors in the role, I don’t think young, dashing Doctors are right at all... He should be 40-plus and weird-looking — the kind of wacky grandfather kids know on sight to be secretly one of them.


As for Wogan's semi-promise, it's possible he's just referring to the fact that the first couple of minutes of the Christmas special, "The Next Doctor," will air during the charity night. [Planet Gallifrey and BBC America]

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But... but David Morrissey isn't funny looking!

From above list, I'd be thrilled with Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, or Stephen Fry in Equal measure. They are all quirky-looking/acting though still quite attractive as is necessary for film work.

Anyone who thinks Izzard is a bad choice just hasn't seen THE RICHES. Man's a brilliant actor.

I'm still pulling for Paterson Joseph, though. He was fantastic as the Marquis de Carabas.