Hugh Grant is known for being a meticulous performer who approaches his roles as if they were character actors. Hugh made his debut as the Doctor in a Comic Relief sketch in 1999. Hugh recently denied rumors that he would return as the next Doctor Who in 2023 when the show celebrates its 60th anniversary. Sadly, Hugh will not be Doctor Who.

Hugh Grant put an end to rumors that he was in talks to take over the role of Doctor Who with a single tweet. “Nothing against Dr. W but I’m not [sic]. No idea where the story came from,” Grant said Monday on social media.

Grant’s response follows a weekend report in the U.K. tabloid Mirror, which quoted a “TV insider” as saying the famed romcom actor was in talks to take over Jodie Whittaker’s time-traveling role in a “Marvel-style makeover” reboot of the long-running sci-fi series.

Whittaker announced her departure from the role in 2021, and she has already recorded her final episodes, with two more special episodes set to air this year. Along with Whittaker, writer Chris Chibnall will put down the sonic screwdriver, with Russell T. Davies set to return to the series as showrunner in 2023. Grant had previously played the role in a Red Nose Day telethon sketch written by future “Who” showrunner Steven Moffat in 1999. Next, he’ll co-star with Chris Pine and Regé-Jean Page in the “Dungeons and Dragons” film.

Grant is not the first actor rumoured to be joining the cast. Throughout the years, the U.K. The press has speculated a lot about who would take over the time-traveling Tardis. Before Whittaker was confirmed as the Doctor, the Mirror reported in April 2017 based on information from a “show insider” that “Love Actually’s” Kris Marshall would take over. It wasn’t the case.

Let’s see who gets the role of the next Dr. Who. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.

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Shivangini Rawat

Shivangini is a law student with a passion for writing and music. She writes for Thirstyfornews and enjoys cooking, baking, and playing various instruments. In her free time, she watches movies, TV shows, and anime, with a love for bands like Alcest and Scorpions.

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