Will Whithouse be Moffat’s Successor?

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a-town-called-mercy-posterToby Whithouse has spoken about the possibly of taking over as the next head writer when Steven Moffat hands over the reins.

Whithouse previously penned Doctor Who episodes School Reunion, The Vampires of Venice, The God Complex and last year’s A Town Called Mercy. His own show, Being Human, concluded last night after five series.

On the rumours of him working full time on Doctor Who in the future, he said: “I have heard the rumours. I’ve been hearing them for years now. In terms of what Matt and Steven are planning after the anniversary, I do know the answers to those things, but there is absolutely no way I can tell anyone.

“In terms of my future on Doctor Who, this kind of speculation only takes place in the heads of the fans. I’m going to be busy doing The Game for however long that lasts and I think Steven is doing incredible work on Doctor Who and I’d much rather he stay there. No-one from the BBC has said anything to me. Whether or not it’s something the BBC is considering, I genuinely have no idea.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t intrigued by the idea, but also it would be terrifying. It’s definitely something I’d be really tempted by but I’m genuinely not in any hurry to do it. And why do people assume the BBC would want me? I’m sure there are much stronger contenders than me!”

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