Peter Capaldi 'Almost Certain' For Doctor Who
Bookies stop taking bets on The Thick Of It star to become new Time Lord...
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A revelation is set to be made on live television this evening, but betting on The Thick Of It star Capaldi has now been suspended following a surge of wagers.
And British betting agency spokesman Joe Crilly said: "There is no point putting the market back out because as far as we and our punters are concerned, Peter Capaldi has almost certainly bagged himself the Doctor Who gig, and we will already be paying out more than enough should that be the case."
Current Doctor Matt Smith revealed in June that he would be hanging up his sonic screwdriver - leading to frenzied speculation over his replacement.
Rory Kinnear, Helen Mirren and Russell Brand were all mentioned as contenders at various times.
The big reveal is happening at 7pm this evening on BBC One.