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Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who after the next series - here are the favourites to replace him

Peter Capaldi has announced he'll leave Doctor Who at the end of the next series, set to begin on Saturday April 15. 

Speaking to the BBC he said, "I feel it’s time to move on," adding that he had been asked to stay but decided not to. 

The news has obviously sparked huge speculation on who will take over and, more than ever this time, there's talk of a female Doctor, with names like Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell, Fresh Meat's Zawe Ashton and even Olivia Colman being mentioned. 

However, current betting odds favour 'Q' and the voice of Paddington, Ben Whishaw, with The IT Crowd's Richard Ayoade a close second. 

You can see the full list of odds below, which is a mix of some interesting choices and some that are never going to happen (James Corden? Really?). However, before you take a look, let's answer the all important question: 

I'd be up for a Lady-Who just to try something different. 

However, here are the full bookies' odds on the favourites right now: 

6/1 Ben Whishaw
8/1 Richard Ayoade
8/1 Rory Kinnear
8/1 Rupert Grint
10/1 Ben Daniels
10/1 Jason Flemyng
12/1 Reece Shearsmith
12/1 Russell Tovey,
16/1 Alexander Vlahos
16/1 Andrew Scott
16/1 Chris Addison
16/1 David Harewood
16/1 Matt Smith
20/1 Billie Piper
20/1 David Morrisse
20/1 David Tennant
20/1 Idris Elba
20/1 Olivia Colman
20/1 Steve Pemberton
20/1 Tom Hiddleston
25/1 Rhys Ifans
33/1 Alan Davies
33/1 Christopher Eccleston
33/1 Eddie Redmayne
33/1 Martin Freeman
33/1 Paterson Joseph
33/1 Philip Glenister
33/1 Stephen Fry
50/1 Benedict Cumberbatch
66/1 James Corden 

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Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's guides coordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website.  I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.