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Olivia Colman on being 'Doctor Who' lead: 'Don't put money on it'

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Olivia Colman has played down rumours linking her to the lead role in Doctor Who.

The actress - who stars in Channel 4's new drama Run - was a bookies' favourite to replace Matt Smith and become the first female Doctor.

Olivia Colman as Carol in 'Run' episode one

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Olivia Colman as Carol in 'Run'



"My brother sent me a text saying, 'Congratulations, they've released odds on you being the new Doctor Who' - which we thought was very funny," Colman said.

"It's all on Twitter, isn't it? I don't have Twitter. It is all on Twitter, isn't it?"

Despite the rumours, the Broadchurch star advised fans of the BBC sci-fi drama not to "put any money" on her landing the part.

"No-one's ever asked me about it," she said. "I assume they would have to ask me for it to be true."

Run airs from Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18 on Channel 4.

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