MTV EMAs 2021: Olly Alexander ‘so flattered’ over Doctor Who rumours

Olly Alexander has finally addressed the rumours he’s set to star in Doctor Who. 

The Years & Years singer got a taste for acting in the critically acclaimed series It’s A Sin and it was recently reported he’s a favourite to replace Jodie Whittaker in BBC One’s long-running hit. 

Speaking to Metro.co.uk about the rumours at the MTV EMAs 2021 on Sunday, the singer said: ‘I was so flattered and inspired by that but I’m definitely not the next Doctor Who. It’s an amazing show and I was quite flattered that people thought I might be able to do it.’ 

While we wait to find out if Olly will become the next Doctor, fans can see him on screens much sooner as he’ll be appearing in the Great British Bake Off Christmas special this December. 

Teasing what to expect, he said: ‘So fun, to be in the iconic tent was the best experience ever and I’m not a baker at all so it was really fun.’ 

Olly, 31, earned applause for his performance in It’s A Sin, which shone a light on the HIV/Aids crisis in the 1980s and the LGBTQ+ community. The drama sparked a surge in people getting tested for HIV and Aids, progress which had a profound effect on Olly. 

MTV EMAs 2021 nominations list

Best Artist

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

Best Pop

BTS

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Olivia Rodrigo

Best Song

Doja Cat ft. SZA: Kiss Me More

Ed Sheeran: Bad Habits

Justin Bieber: Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Lil Nas X: Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Olivia Rodrigo: Drivers License

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: STAY

Best Video

Doja Cat ft. SZA: Kiss Me More

Ed Sheeran: Bad Habits

Justin Bieber: Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon

Lil Nas X: Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

Normani ft. Cardi B: Wild Side

Taylor Swift: Willow

Best Collaboration

Black Eyed Peas, Shakira: Girl Like Me

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic: Leave the Door Open

Doja Cat ft. SZA: Kiss Me More

Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow: INDUSTRY BABY

The Kid Laroi, Justin Bieber: Stay

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande: Save Your Tears (Remix)

Best New

Giveon

Griff

Olivia Rodrigo

Rauw Alejandro

Saweetie

The Kid Laroi

Best Latin

Bad Bunny

J. Balvin

Maluma

Rauw Alejandro

Rosalía

Shakira

Best Hip Hop

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Drake

Kanye West

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Best K-Pop

BTS

Lisa

Monsta X

NCT 127

Rosé

Twice

Best Group

BTS

Imagine Dragons

Jonas Brothers

Little Mix

Måneskin

Silk Sonic

Best Push

24KGoldn

Fousheé

Girl in Red

Griff

JC Stewart

Jxdn

Latto

Madison Beer

Olivia Rodrigo

Remi Wolf

Saint Jhn

The Kid Laroi

Biggest Fans

Ariana Grande

Blackpink

BTS

Justin Bieber

Lady Gaga

Taylor Swift

Best US Act

Ariana Grande

Doja Cat

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The singer explained: ‘After the show came out there was a week where more people who applied to get tested than ever before so even that people were taking that message from watching the show and actually doing something to take care of their health was…

‘I cried, I was just so overwhelmed by that because it’s a real impact and I’m so proud to have been involved with the show.’ 

Another positive to come from the series is Olly’s friendship with Sir Elton John, with the two collaborating on a revamp of Pet Shop Boys’ classic It’s A Sin. 

Sharing an insight into their unique relationship, Olly said: ‘It’s crazy, he’s like my Aunty, my fairy godmother, he just drops in to say hi and I just never thought I’d have a relationship like that with somebody who’s a legend so I’m grateful. He’s such a fun guy.’ 

The 2021 MTV EMAs will broadcast on MTV UK on Sunday, November 14, at 9pm GMT and on Channel 5 at 11pm GMT.

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