Barrowman: Female Doctor Could Work

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There are some who firmly believe that the character of the Doctor should always be a male. John Barrowman is not one of them.

“I think a female Doctor might work, you never know,” Barrowman explained. “The audience might not like that. I know there’s a lot of young girls and women who would love that.

“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?”

Asked if he had anyone particular in mind, he 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.”

Laughing, he added: “Put me in a dress and I’ll be the female Doctor.”

Below is Doctor Who’s 1999 Comic Relief special, Curse of Fatal Death, featuring Joanna Lumley as the 13th Doctor near the end.

So what do you think? Should the Doctor always be a male?