Could Danny Dyer be the next Doctor Who?
Danny Dyer wants to take over from Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who – and his fans are desperate to bag him the role.
The actor, who is best known for his role as pub landlord Mick Carter on EastEnders, told The Daily Star that he would definitely be up for taking over from Peter Capaldi when the Twelfth Doctor actor leaves the programme later this year.
Speaking about the possibility, Dyer said: “I’d be interested in it. I could see myself in the scarf and all that.
The news comes shortly after it was revealed Dyer could be looking to leave EastEnders at the end of his four-year contract in October.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday about his future on the soap, Dyer said: “We’ll have to see [in October].”
He continued: “Four years is a long time. It’s been really rewarding but there’s other stuff out there. I’d love to show other sides to me, I loved theatre and all that.”
During Dyer’s time on the soap, Mick Carter has accepted his son’s sexuality, dealt with the rape of his wife Linda (Kellie Bright) and made the discovery that his Aunt Shirley (Linda Henry) is really his mum.
As it happens, Dyer is far from the only person who thinks he would be perfect for the role of the Thirteenth Doctor. His legions of fans have already started an online petition demanding that he receive the role of the famous Time Lord.
Fans wrote: “My understanding is that Danny Dyer has a contract in EasEnders until October this year. Mr Dyer should then move into the position of the new Doctor.”
Unfortunately, the petition has already been rejected on the grounds that BBC casting is not something The UK Government or Parliament is responsible for.