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Phoebe Waller-Bridge new fav for Doctor Who role after flurry of bets

| 28.03.2017

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the new even-money favourite to be the next Doctor Who, following a flurry of bets on Monday evening placed on the Fleabag and Broadchurch star.

Having been considered an 8/1 outsider last night, she’s now ahead of long-time favourite Kris Marshall, whose odds have drifted slightly from 6/4 to 3/1 overnight.

Waller-Bridge finds herself on the BAFTA Breakthrough Talent shortlist, which helps explain why so many have lumped on her to succeed outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi.

This is just the latest twist in a market which has so far had several frontrunners – both male and female – although this is the shortest price any female has been to get the role.

And she’s well ahead of Broadchurch pal Olivia Colman who, despite being as short as 4/1 back in February, is now a 12/1 shot.

Tilda Swinton has also headed this market at one stage, although she’s been on the drift of late too, and now finds herself out at 10/1.

That means Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s nearest rivals are Kris Marshall and David Harewood (5/1)

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Next Doctor Who

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Evens

Kris Marshall – 3/1

David Harewood – 5/1

Tilda Swinton – 10/1

Olivia Colman – 12/1

Maxine Peake – 12/1

Andrew Buchan – 16/1

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

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