Even in the world of Doctor Who – where pretty much anything is possible – you’d have to say that the chances of the eponymous timelord continually regenerating as a man are pretty slim, but as of yet no producer has been brave/foolish enough to cast a lady in the role.
Heading the list of potential female Doctor’s is Laura Pulver, who viewers will remember as naked provocateur Irene Adler from Sherlock, but the 31 year-old was quick to say that there are no plans to put the timelord in a skirt just yet.
“Steven Moffat and I have both said we thoroughly enjoyed working together, and then there was me being in Wales so the media put two and two together,” she told The Standard.
“Would I be excited to be the first female doctor? Yes and no. Not if it meant the end of the Doctor Who franchise, because the fans aren’t keen on it.”
Yet she was much more enthusiastic to get back on the set of Sherlock, although she admitted she had ‘no idea’ if Adler would be returning.
“If they want to leave her as a one-episode wonder, then I completely back them,” she insisted. “But if they do bring her back, I’m sure it will be in the most unexpected, dynamic way they could possibly do.”