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Michael Sheen tipped for next Doctor Who

Good Omen’s star Michael Sheen is amongst the favourites to land the role of Doctor Who, as William Hill prices the Newport born actor at just 5-1.

Sheen enters contention for the next Doctor Who with a multitude of experience following great success in major roles in films such as The Queen, and Law of Attraction, alongside ITV series Quiz.

Speculation surrounding who will take over the lead role from Jodie Whittaker as the fourteenth Time Lord has seen Michael Sheen heavily tipped to take the reins.

With much of the popular BBC Series having been filmed in Wales since the show’s return in 2005, it’s no surprise that Michael Sheen is a firm local fans favourite for the role that would make him the first Welsh Doctor Who in the series history.

Whilst Sheen himself has rebuffed the idea he was set to become the new Doctor back in early December, he’s said that he’s still very much open to the idea and has since been at the forefront of William Hill’s pricing.

With Good Omens’ second season on the horizon after fans having waited over 30 years for the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman classic to be televised. Sheen and Tennant return as Angel Aziraphale and Demon Crowley, following the popular and critical success of season 1 in 2019.

Alongside Michael Sheen in Good Omen’s is none other than former Time Lord himself David Tennant who is fancied at 16-1 for a return to the hit BBC series.

Since leaving the show, David Tennant has gone on to star in unnerving BBC hit docuseries thriller Des and comedy drama Staged, but is in contention to make a headline return to the show after previously leaving in 2013.

Sheen and Tennant are priced narrowly behind It’s A Sin trio, Lydia West, Omari Douglas, and Olly Alexander who currently top the odds – which is unsurprising considering the It’s A Sin x Doctor Who crossover in Episode Four of the Channel 4 drama.

Frontrunner for the role, currently at 11-4 to become the second female Doctor after Jodie Whittaker, 28-year-old London born actress Lydia West has also previously appeared in Russell T Davies’ showrun episodes of Doctor Who, as well as his show Years And Years.

With It’s A Sin also falling under screenwriter Russell T Davies who is set to return to Doctor Who as showrunner to mark the 60th Anniversary of the series in 2023, this has also pushed Lydia West’s co-stars Omari Douglas and Olly Alexander to the front of William Hill’s pricing.