A source told The Sun on Saturday that Alexander is “on the verge of being announced” as the next TARDIS occupant, with talks apparently at an “advanced stage”.
“He’s been heavily promoted for the role by Russell [T Davies, former showrunner]— who he’s worked closely with on other projects. Russell was impressed with his work and felt he was a great fit for the Doctor.
“It’s definitely happening, he’s just had to keep quiet about it while negotiations were finalised,” they said.
Whether Alexander is the next person to travel time and space in the big blue box remains uncertain, but it’s fair to say that Twitter is very excited at the possibility:
Olly Alexander is the new #DoctorWho AND I LOVE IT! 🤩 https://t.co/IiaPg5fdwr
Given that a handful of people were outraged at the possibility of a shape-shifting alien being a woman, some Twitter users mocked the idea of these people being angry once more – this time at the prospect of a gay Doctor.
I've just read one of the best tweets I've ever seen. In response to the Olly Alexander rumours, some homophobe spe… https://t.co/65EIRZPhhK