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'Doctor Who' role will not be female, says Georgia Taylor

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Georgia Taylor has doubted that a female will play the lead role in Doctor Who.

The former Coronation Street actress said that fans of the show will probably react negatively to a woman playing the Time Lord in the BBC sci-fi series, after Matt Smith steps down at Christmas.

Georgia Taylor as Ruth Winters

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Georgia Taylor

'The Name Of The Doctor': The Doctor (Matt Smith)

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Matt Smith in 'Doctor Who'



She also cited Lucy Liu's role of Watson in the US Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary as an example.

"It's never going to happen," she told The Sun.

"That's not me doing a disservice to womankind, it is just one of those things.

"It's a bit like when they did Elementary. It wasn't even Sherlock, it was his assistant, but the outrage that caused."

On whether she would like to appear in Doctor Who, she said: "I don't think they will ever do it and I think now I am getting too old to even be The Doctor's assistant.

"They are all in their early 20s, and pretty. I think that ship has sailed for me, but I would like to be a Doctor Who baddie."

Helen Mirren and Miranda Hart are among female actresses linked with the lead role in Doctor Who.

Georgia Taylor will star in a new series of Law & Order: UK, which returns on July 14 at 9pm on ITV.

She has also said that she would return to Coronation Street if she was given the "right story".

Watch Geek TV on Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who below:

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