Georgia Taylor says she doesn’t think there will ever be a female Doctor Who, but she’d still like to play a villain in the show.

Rumours have been rife that the next Time Lord might be a woman after current Doctor Matt Smith announced he would be stepping down, but Georgia told The Sun she thinks it’s unlikely, referring to the way people reacted when Charlie’s Angels star Lucy Liu was cast as Dr Watson in US Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary.

“It’s never going to happen,” the former Coronation Street star told The Sun.

“That’s not me doing a disservice to womankind, it is just one of those things. It’s a bit like when they did Elementary. It wasn’t even Sherlock, it was his assistant, but the outrage THAT caused.”

Georgia, 33, who has now joined the cast of Law And Order: UK, also ruled out playing the Time Lord’s sidekick herself.

“I think now I am getting too old to even be The Doctor’s assistant,” she admitted. “They are all in their early 20s, and pretty.

“I think that ship has sailed for me, but I would like to be a Doctor Who baddie.”