Doctor Who: Olly Alexander backs Omari Douglas for lead role

Olly won’t be the 14th Doctor, but he knows one who should (Image: AP; Getty; BBC)

Olly Alexander revealed that he would love his former co-star Omari Douglas to play the 14th Doctor in Which doctor?, after stressing that he ‘definitely won’t’ take the role.

The 30-year-old musician is much-loved for playing Time Lord when Russell T Davies returns as host and, although the singer has flattered by mounting speculation, he ended up going straight for the record.

Speaking to the PA news agency, he said: ‘I’m definitely not going to be a doctor but it’s going to be amazing, Russell’s doctor.’

Olly stars as Ritchie Tozer in Davies’ hit miniseries that explores the Aids crisis in London in the 1980s, while Omari played his friend, Roscoe Babatunde.

The 27-year-old actor is considered the ‘perfect candidate’ and it seems Olly couldn’t agree more.

“I think the Doctor role is pretty weird anyway – that’s my role – and I think it would make a lot of sense to have a quirky actor take on the role,” he added.

‘It’s going to bring something really great to the part and in the performance I’d love to see that.’

Jodie Whittaker will bow at the end of series 13 (Image: BBC Studios)

Davies, the original presenter for the popular show, is prepare for his second reign after Chris Chibnall stepped down, with actor 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker, in 2022.

Fans are excited for Davies’ return, however, the screenwriter recently expressed that he doubts about the revival of the hit show 2005.

In an Instagram post, he wrote: ‘True story. When the BBC offered me Doctor Who in 2003, I wasn’t really sure. I had a lot of doubts.

‘My friend Peter showed up on a Tuesday. I made him a soda and we sat in the kitchen and I said, “I really don’t know. Is this wise? I mean, I work for independent companies, it’s crazy to work for the BBC, it’s all red tape and politics and memos and executives. ”’

Doctor Who: Flux coming to an end, which means fans are eager to know who will replace Jodie next year.

Michaela Coel is the top predictor, followed by comedian and Crystal Maze presenter Richard Ayoade and actress T’Nia Miller, but producers have remained tight-lipped about who that could be.

Doctor Who: Flux continues Sunday at 6:25pm on BBC One.

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