By Ryan Kennedy
NORTHERN Irish actor James Nesbitt is the front-runner to become the new Doctor Who, it has been announced.
Rumours of David Tennant’s exit after the next series are looking increasingly likely, and Nesbit is tipped to pick up the keys to the Tardis.
Series writer Russell T Davies also looks likely to step down, to be replaced by Steve Moffat, who has written previous episodes of the sci-fi drama as well as working with Nesbit on the acclaimed BBC drama Jekyll.
Speculation over who will take the reigns in the much sought after role has been rife over the past months, with Robert Carlyle, Hugh
Grant and Jason Stratham all rumoured to replace Tennant. But as the Broughshane-born actor looks more and more likely be handed the Timelords infamous sonic screwdriver, the eleventh incarnation of the character could very well be a Northern Irish one.
Current Doctor David Tennant is filming a Christmas special with Kylie Minogue and comedian Catherine Tate will replace Freema Agyeman as the Doctor’s assistant in the new series.