Fans of Doctor Who may be aware that of late, it’s been rumoured that Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins has been put forward as a possible candidate to play the next incarnation of the Doctor…
And it’s an issue that seems to have split fans of the long-running sci-fi drama right down the middle, with many fans expressing their delight at the prospect that Sue could the new Doctor, while just as many are horrified at the prospect that Sue, or any woman for that matter, could star as the Time… Lady (I guess).
The Mirror reports that sci-fi website Scifind first put forward the notion that Sue could play the Doctor, and in a tweet to the site’s owners, Sue remarked that she was “beyond flattered” that they’re so keen for her to join the show.
However, on Twitter user then remarked, “Please Doctor who fans use your bloody brains, we dont want sue perkins as the doctor.
“The Doctor is a MAN and always will be a MAN”
Another added, “If sue perkins becomes the next doctor I will never watch doctor who again.”
Last year, show writer Steven Moffat first mooted the idea that the next Doctor could be female during a special screening event in New York.
He said, “It is a part of Timelord law that it can happen…
“I put the reference in actually in Doctor’s Wife episode to the fact that a Timelord could potentially turn into a woman.
“Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen.
“Someday I suppose would be the answer to that.”
And Torchwood star John Barrowman added, “I think a female doctor might work, you never know. The audience might not like that…
“I know there’s a lot of young girls and women who would love that.
“I think that maybe they should go out on a limb next time and try it.
“That always stirs things up a little bit and makes things exciting and it’s nice to see different things and challenges happen like that.”
Soooo, where do you stand on the issue? Is a female Doctor a good plan and overdue? Or does it fill you with horror?
Let us know! For now, here’s a trailer for the show’s forthcoming new series…