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Sylvester McCoy Shares His Thoughts on Who Should Be the Next Doctor

Seventh Doctor actor, Sylvester McCoy has mulled over who he’d like to see as the next Doctor.

No, Jodie Whittaker hasn’t been confirmed to be leaving Doctor Who yet, but rumours abound, notably because recent Doctors have stuck around for three seasons then departed (and Series 13 is due to be Whittaker’s third as the Thirteenth Doctor). And so, McCoy was asked about who he’d like as an upcoming incarnation.

He remained fairly coy (see what I did there?) by only commenting about what makes the Doctor:

“I’m always surprised by who they pick. It has to be someone with lots of character. It can’t be someone bland and beautiful, rather handsome and characterful.”

He then commented on who he thought had a “perfect Doctor Who face”:

“I was surprised when they got Matt Smith. He looked about 12, and yet he was brilliant! One minute he looks 12, the next he looks 125. He has the perfect Doctor Who face. So, a surprise. A person of colour would be great.”

It’s always great to see hear Doctor praising another – and as a big fan of the Seventh and Eleventh Doctors, I’m especially happy to McCoy appreciate Smith.

The interview comes form the latest issue of the Radio Times, released tomorrow (17th February 2021).

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Sylvester McCoy Shares His Thoughts on Who Should Be the Next Doctor

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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