Well, although I've entertained the fantasy of being a Doctor before, now I know it's actually possible, with the casting of ANOTHER complete unknown in the part. Well, not complete unknown over in the land of Britain where they assume that the rest of the world watch exactly the same telly as them and are hence shocked to the core when we aren't entirely sure who Jordan is. But elsewhere, yes this is the case.
Looking at his wiki page, blow me down, he's only had decent TV roles since 2 years ago. So, this time next year I'll be special guest rapist on The Bill and from there to prostitute myself at the nearest outlet of the gay mafia in Cardiff. From there it's a surefire string of parts in Big Finish, the voice-over in Confidential for an interim episode between Anthony Stewart-Head and Stephen Fry, and new semi-regular in Spooks.
NUZZINK IN ZE VORLD CAN STOP ME NOW!!!
Oh, wait, I don't live in Britain and I don't have a job. Dang. Back to writing I go. Anyone on the right side of the Channel can have a go. Colin Hicks for 12! Alan Stevens! No, Alan Fridge! Lawrence Miles! The Doctor can be Father Christmas' evil brother for a change. Miles Reid! His acting in those obscene photos he posted of himself on OG was brillaint. Mark Goacher! Please audition, and be sure to film it and post it on YouTube, the results will be brilliant, I assure you. Adam Rickitt!
... well, there are SOME exceptions, clearly.
How about getting the blokes who played The Twins in The Matrix? Good fix for the trouble of the demanding part, different twin to play the Doctor each week! Or Sir David Jason, let his viral infection of all Christmas television continue. David Warner! Or at least David Warner's corpse on marrionette wires voiced by Michael Gambom if circumstances demand it. Bill Nighy! How many times do we need to ask? Adrian McArdle! I still say it's time for a short Doctor!
I haven't actually said much about my choices for the 11th Doctor which has since gone to Graeme Smith, captain of the South African cricket team for some reason, but for the record I might just post my top ten...
1. Aidan McArdle
2. Martin Freeman
3. Lee Ingleby
4. James Purefoy
5. Jonathan Aris
6. Robert Lindsay
7. Bill Nighy
8. Sam Troughton
9. Paul McGann (Hang on.. he's been the Doctor, hasn't he?)
10. James D'Arcy (HA! You have no idea who it is!)
The important thing is, that it isn't Mark Gatiss or Nick Briggs.