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Anthony Head 'wouldn't say no' to Doctor Who role

Anthony Head hasn't been asked to star as Doctor Who, but certainly wouldn't turn down the opportunity.

Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Anthony Head "wouldn't say no" if he was asked to be the next Doctor Who.

TV bosses are currently looking for the perfect person to replace Peter Capaldi when he leaves the series at the end of the year (17), and the 63-year-old actor, who is most famous for playing Rupert Giles in the horror TV series, threw in his hat in the ring during an interview on Good Morning Britain on Thursday (02Mar17).

"I don’t know, nobody’s asked, but I wouldn’t say no," he told the presenters, before adding: "Would anybody say no?"

Peter, 58, will last be seen as the Time Lord at Christmas (17), and told Jo Whiley of his decision to leave the programme: "I feel it’s time to move on. I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic programme to work on.

"I can't praise the people I work with more highly, but I have always been someone that did a lot of different things."

Since then, a host of names have been put forward for the part, including Tom Hiddleston, Kris Marshall, Ben Whishaw and James Norton.

David Harewood is another famous face linked to the role, and he told BBC News in a recent interview that he thinks the next incarnation of the Doctor needs to be drastically different from previous incarnations.

"It needs to do something different, so I think it’s either going to be a black person or a woman," he told the outlet. "It would just bring a different flavour to it."

David has starred in the programme before, playing Joshua Naismith in the double episode The End of Time, in 2009 to 2010, so he knows a bit about what makes a good Doctor.

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