With Matt Smith now officially leaving Doctor Who (just as I was really liking him!), the speculation is running wild as to who will be stepping into the TARDIS next.
The BBC isn’t saying much officially yet which of course is opening the door to fan speculation on social media. The front runners for fans seem to be Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from Harry Potter), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) though others include Ricky Gervais, Danny Dyer (Doghouse), Hugh Laurie (House) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness) as the replacement. Another large contigent of fans want to see a women take the role for the first time.
Whoever plays the Doctor, companion Jenna-Louise Coleman is expected to return in Season 8 and the briefly glimpsed “Final Doctor” from the Season 7 finale (played by John Hurt), is expected to figure somehow in the story line.
I have to say, I could see Rupert Grint as the Doctor.