As speculation mounts over the twelfth coming, bookies have identified a shock front runner for this coveted position in TV's go-to-dwarf, Warwick Davies. With a long list of sci-fi performances littering his CV, he appears to have edged out taller prospects such as Russell Brand and climbed ahead of housewife's choice, Rory Kinnear.
With calls for the show to be updated through either a female Doctor or one from a different ethnic grouping, producers have decided to alternatively promote disability rights rather than play race or gender politics. If Warwick were to take the role, this would be the second Doctor to work with a handicap after the clear limitations of Sylvester McCoy. A show insider revealed, "We think that Warwick's current level of fame in the US will boost the show there - he's been in all the Harry Potters and they sold millions. Steven [Moffat] is even looking to bring in a new character where a new Time Lord would challenge the Doctor - not the Master this time, but the Minor."
Bookies Ladbrookes have put a hold on betting on the next Doctor after a flurry of activity on Warwick, "He was already a good price, but given his rise in stature we've had to give him short odds," a spokesman revealed. Russell Brand is now odds-on to replace Warwick in the Star Wars franchise when the Ewoks return - he is unlikely to need a costume.