The musician-turned-actor was rumoured to have been replacing the doctor for the next series.

Even though her exit from the sci-fi adventure hasn't yet been confirmed by the BBC, it is believed that Jodie Whittaker's time as the Thirteeth Doctor may be coming to an end - and it was rumoured that Olly Alexander was tipped to replace her.

Over the weekend, The Sun reported that - should the rumours be true - Alexander would be the first "out gay Time Lord" and he was currently "thrashing out final details" to get the role. The star, who is also known as his musical persona Years & Years, took on his first acting role earlier this year in the highly acclaimed 'It's A Sin' for Channel 4.

However, the news has been debunked today by Alexander's management. Agent Martha Kinn posted on her Instagram Story a tongue-in-cheek response to the 'Doctor Who' hullabaloo. It reads: "Even though Olly is often contacted by Cybermen, I’m afraid I have to exterminate this speculation.

"As nice as it is to see interest in this story regenerate, it just isn’t true. As Ood as it might sound, Olly is focusing on his music, for the time being."

Although Olly Alexander as the next Doctor in 'Doctor Who' might not be true, Jodie Whittaker's exit more than likely is. The first-ever female iteration of the sci-fi character is currently filming her third season of TARDIS-travel - which is a similar run to the previous Doctors played by David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi. All three of the actors were only on board for three seasons apiece.

The thirteenth season of the revived 'Doctor Who' is expected to air later this year.