The Telegraph is reporting that Rory Kinnear has been asked to play Doctor number twelve after the departure of Matt Smith at the end of the year.
The report claims
“He has been offered the part and we are waiting to hear if he will accept,” says my man in the Tardis. “He is the perfect choice.”
“I think I’m being used as a decoy on that front. It’s the first I’ve heard.” Kinnear said of the rumours, adding he has never watch Doctor Who.
The Metro reports that betting on the new Doctor has been suspended after the reports began to circulate, causing a frenzied period of betting that saw the Skyfall actor become the favourite to be the new Doctor
The Mirror has even mocked up a picture of Kinnear as Doctor Who
Meanwhile the BBC updated their official Twitter this morning saying “We can confirm there is no #DoctorWho announcement planned for today.”