Hugh Grant has shut down rumours that he is "in talks" to take over as the next star of Doctor Who.

The Paddington 2 actor said he had "nothing against" the Time Lord franchise but had "no idea" where the story had come from.

Last July, current Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker announced she would be hanging up her sonic screwdriver this year.

Jodie Whittaker has starred in Doctor Who since 2017

Whittaker has starred in the long-running BBC sci-fi series since 2017 and was the first female to play the character.

Grant responded online to an article speculating whether he would be next in line for the legendary role.

"Nothing against Dr W but I'm not. No idea where the story came from," he wrote on Twitter.

It's a Sin star Olly Alexander also previously ruled himself out of the race to enter the Tardis but told the PA news agency he was "definitely backing" his co-star Omari Douglas for the role.

Source: Press Association

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