BBC bosses “see It’s A Sin star Omari Douglas as first choice to replace Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who”
He wowed audiences as Roscoe Babatunde in It’s A Sin earlier this year.
And now, rising star Omari Douglas is said to be the favorite to replace Jodie Whittaker in her iconic Doctor Who role.
An insider told The Sun: “Omari is the perfect candidate on so many levels, including the fact that the BBC has said they would prefer the Doctor to be played by a non-white actor.”
Doctor Who? It’s A Sin star Omari Douglas is said to be the favorite to replace Jodie Whittaker in her iconic Doctor Who role.
Omari met returning Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies while they were working together on his AIDS crisis drama It’s a Sin last year.
The source explained: “He also formed the kind of close working relationship with Russell that helped Christopher [Ecclestone] and David [Tennant] get the role you want.
“And although he’s not very well known yet, he has proven himself to be a great actor with a memorable performance in It’s a Sin.”
MailOnline has contacted representatives of the BBC for comment.
Moving on: Jodie became the 13th Doctor in July 2017 and announced she was quitting the show this summer
“He’s proven he’s a great actor”: Omari wowed audiences as Roscoe Babatunde in the crisis drama Russell T Davies Aids It’s A Sin earlier this year (show photo)
It comes after the current Doctor revealed that part of her “wants to continue” with the role last week.
Jodie admitted that she wondered if she “stuck with that decision?” Say, “There’s a part of me that could absolutely say, ‘No, let’s continue! Let’s come back to that! ‘
Speaking to Radio Times, she opened up about her plans to quit the show alongside current showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Regrets? Jodie admitted that she was thinking, “There is a part of me that could absolutely say, ‘No, let’s continue! Let’s come back to that! ‘
She continued, “Chris and I always said we were going to do three sets together, but when you get there, it’s a very different thing.”
Because her departure from our screens is not until 2022, Jodie still considers herself the Doctor and has said she will “drag him”.
‘I am still very much the Doctor. I will be until I am no longer on screen as a Doctor.
âWhen it’s my last day of shooting, I’ll definitely feel like a lot of my life is over. But as for the Doctor, I can drag him out as long as they put the episodes on.
“I’m still the doctor”: Jodie said she might want to “hang around” when quitting the show
âThis work has been and continues to be simply extraordinary. And the thing is, I know it doesn’t end at the end anyway. Because you’re still the Doctor. You are still someone’s doctor.
Jodie previously revealed that she broke down while filming her last scenes as Doctor Who.
And she admitted that she struggled during her last moments on set, saying she broke down in tears and was sure she would be “filled with a lot of grief” once the final scenes were played out.
She said in an online question-and-answer session: âI lost it, I was completely gone, crying. I know this is the best time I will ever have on a job. I feel like this from the start.
She continued, âLet go, I feel like I’m going to be filled with a lot of grief because even thinking about it upsets me. But this show needs some new energy.
âThe joy of this part is that you put your boots on. I don’t know to whom, but whoever, what thing to be able to go there – “you’re gonna have a good time”.
âIf everyone comes to you and always says ‘I’m a Doctor Who fan,’ then that’s an absolute joy. Of all the things you’ll always be associated with, thank goodness that’s the thing that I do. loved it so much.
Emotional wreckage: Jodie previously revealed she broke down while filming her last scenes as Doctor Who
Jodie confirmed in July that she was leaving the sci-fi program after four years.
The West Yorkshire native described her four-year stint on the TARDIS as “the best job I’ve ever had”.
Jodie first reportedly made the decision to leave in January, with reports at the time of a drop in viewership, which has been on the decline for five years.
Doctor Who? All the actors who played the Time Lord
The BBC’s hit science fiction show Doctor Who was first launched by the BBC in 1963. It chronicles the journey of a time lord called “The Doctor”.
He is first introduced after fleeing his home planet, Gallifrey.
The Doctor travels through time and space in his spaceship, called TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), which resembles a police box.
During his travels, The Doctor meets people and invites them to travel with him. They are known as his companions.
He also encounters several evil beings, such as Daleks and Cyberman, and is forced to defeat them by chanting Minimal Resources, such as his Sonic Screwdriver, as they attempt to destroy or take over other planets, including Earth.
As the Time Lord, the Doctor has the ability to regenerate when injured or dying. After regenerating, it takes on a new appearance and a new personality.
The concept of regeneration was added to the series after the first Doctor, William Hartnell, fell ill and resigned from his role.
The first Doctor Who series ended in 1989 before being relaunched in 2005 with Christopher Ecclestone as the Ninth Doctor.
Below is the full list of actors who played The Doctor from 1963 to 2017 – when Jodie Whittaker took over the coveted role.
Beginning the Legacy: The First Doctor William Hartnell (1963-1966)
Second and third: Patrick Troughton (1966-1969) and Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
Fourth and fifth: Tom Baker (1974-1981) and Peter Davison (1981-1984)
Sixth and seventh: Colin Baker (1984-1986) and Sylvester McCoy (1987-1989, 1996)
Eighth and ninth: Paul McGann (1996) and Christopher Eccleston (2005)
Tenth and eleventh: David Tennant (2005-2010) and Matt Smith (2010-2013)
Twelfth: Peter Capaldi (2013 – 2017)