UK bookies think Matt Smith is leaving Doctor Who

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Like Matt Smith as Doctor Who? Think he'll be back for a second season as the Time Lord?

If you answered yes to both questions, let's ask that question again—only this time, what would you say if you had some money riding on the correct answer?

We only ask because those who DO have a more mercenary interest in the outcome seem to have decided that we'll end up with a new actor in the role next season.

Following less-than-stellar ratings for the finale of Smith's first season, U.K. gambling company William Hill has lowered the odds on a bet that Smith is out from 6/1 to 9/2, indicating its opinion that a replacement has suddenly become more likely.

And if Smith could be out, who could be in? Here, according to racingdiary, are the odds for the company's Who-related bets:

4/1 David Morrissey 5/1 Chiwetel Ejiofor 8/1 Next Doctor To Be Female 10/1 Patterson Joseph 12/1 James Nesbitt 14/1 Robert Carlyle 14/1 David Walliams 14/1 Richard Coyle 14/1 Tom Ellis 20/1 John Simm 20/1 Rhys Ifans 20/1 Anthony Head 20/1 Julian Walsh 20/1 Jason Statham 25/1 James Corden 25/1 Alan Davies 33/1 Nigel Harman 33/1 Bill Nighy 33/1 Chris Martin 50/1 Steven Fry 50/1 John Barrowman 66/1 Christopher Eccleston

If you were the kind of person who gambled, where would your money go?

(via spoilertv)