Many Whovians are wondering who will take the place of the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, since the actor announced he would be leaving the role after three years.
Capaldi will be stepping down at the end of 2017, with the Doctor’s regeneration expected to happen in the Christmas special episode.
Some fans are onboard with Danny Dyer, who plays Mick Carter in the BBC One soap opera, The EastEnders. Dyer says he’s keen to give it a go, telling The Daily Star:
“I’d be interested in it. I could see myself in the scarf and all that.
“I think I could do it easy. I’d keep my accent too.”
Dyer is known for his thick cockney accent. Capaldi kept his own homegrown Scottish accent for the long-running BBC science fiction show, so it makes sense that Dyer would want to keep his.
Conveniently, Dyer’s contract for EastEnders is up in October, and one fan has even set up an online petition to Parliament in order to win Dyer the role as the next Time Lord. The Petition states:
“Peter Capaldi has recently announced that he will no longer continue in the role of the Time Lord. My understanding is that Danny Dyer has a contract in EastEnders until October this year. Mr Dyer should then move into the position of the new Doctor.”
The petition was rejected with the note: “You might like to write to the BBC to make this suggestion.”
If you’re unfamiliar with Dyer, you can check out the “Top 5 Danny Dyer Moments” from Celebrity Juice in the video below:
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