John Barrowman wants the next Doctor Who to be a woman

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Dec 15, 2012

Should the Doctor ever regenerate into a woman? While we suspect most Whovians would answer that with a ''NO!,'' Torchwood's Captain Jack Harkness—and former Who companion—actor John Barrowman thinks that it's time for a female Time Lord.

While Barrowman was speaking in Glasgow, Scotland, as he was promoting the Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates pantomime that will be staged from December at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), the actor was asked if he'd like to see a female Doctor step into the TARDIS whenever current Time Lord Matt Smith ends his run as the 11th Doctor.

Barrowman said:

"I think that maybe they should go out on a limb next time and try it. That always stirs things up a little bit and makes things exciting and it's nice to see different things and challenges happen like that.

"Listen, if Captain Jack can be an omni-sexual time agent and an assistant to the doctor, why can't we have a female doctor?"

As to whom he would like to see in such an iconic role, Barrowman said:

"I have no idea. I always thought Catherine Tate would make a lovely female doctor, if they did something with her character, but I don't know, I have no idea."

Then the actor added, laughing, "Put me in a dress and I'll be the female doctor."

Erm, no, thank you, John, but thanks for offering!

What do you guys think—is it time for a female Time Lord? Or do you think the Doctor should stay exclusively male? And if a woman were ever to become the next Doctor, should she still call her TARDIS ''sexy''?

Now, that's opening a whole new can of worms.

(via Press Association)

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