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John Barrowman wants female 'Doctor Who': 'Catherine Tate would make lovely Time Lord'

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John Barrowman has suggested that Catherine Tate should be the next Doctor on Doctor Who.

Speaking in Glasgow, the Torchwood actor revealed that he hopes the Twelfth Doctor is female, before name-dropping the comic actress, who played assistant Donna Noble in the sci-fi drama's fourth series.

Barrowman is quoted by PA as saying: "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?"

Catherine Tate
The star continued: "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."

Meanwhile, Barrowman praised Matt Smith's performance in the current role, but admitted that David Tennant's Tenth Doctor will always be his favourite.

The 44-year-old added: "Matt has put his mark on it and rightfully so and he's a wonderful Doctor, but my Doctor will always be David."

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