The Years and Years singer has become a firm favourite to take over the Tardis from Jodie in recent months, after his widely praised role of Ritchie on It’s A Sin.
As The Sun reports, the 30-year-old actor is now in ‘prime position’ to take over on the show.
A source said: ‘Olly is on the verge of being announced as the new Doctor. Negotiations are at an advanced stage.
‘He’s been heavily promoted for the role by [It’s a Sin and Doctor Who scriptwriter Russell T Davies]— who he’s worked closely with on other projects. Russell was impressed with his work and felt he was a great fit for the Doctor.’
They added: ‘It’s definitely happening, he’s just had to keep quiet about it while negotiations were finalised.’
Several other names have been thrown in the mix as possible contenders to replace Jodie as the Fourteenth Doctor, including Richard Ayoade and Michaela Coel.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the BBC and Olly’s representatives for comment
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