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EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp Pirates co-star ‘congratulated’ on being ‘the new Doctor Who’ by fans #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: Jodie Whittaker’s era as the 13th Doctor is coming to an end next year during the BBC’s 100th anniversary celebrations. The first woman to play Doctor Who is ending her tenure with the six-parter Flux and three specials in 2022. And just as with James Bond, speculation is rife over who will be next to inhabit the TARDIS. Pirates of the Caribbean star Kevin McNally told Express Online exclusively about his new role in this season’s finale.

#AceSocialDesk Express EXCLUSIVE: JOHNNY DEPP’s Pirates of the Caribbean co-star was prematurely “congratulated” by fans on social media for being cast as Jodie’s Whittaker’s “new Doctor Who” replacement when the first image leaked of him in the new Flux episodes………

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Actors like Olly Alexander and Michael Sheen are currently the bookies’ favourites to be the 14th Doctor. Whoever takes over will debut in time for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary in 2023, with Russell T Davies returning as showrunner.

Express.co.uk recently caught up with Johnny Depp’s Pirates of the Caribbean Mr Gibbs co-star Kevin McNally, who shared how overexcited fans prematurely congratulated him on being cast as the latest incarnation of the Time Lord after news broke about him sapping the Black Pearl for the TARDIS.

The 65-year-old is playing a mysterious character in Doctor Who: Flux, starting this Sunday evening.

Johnny Depp Pirates co-star 'congratulated' by fans for being the 'next Doctor Who'
Johnny Depp Pirates co-star ‘congratulated’ by fans for being the ‘next Doctor Who’ (Image: FS/BBC)

McNally, who was promoting his new movie Decrypted, shared: “I’m in the last three episodes. It was great fun. I’m not allowed to say who I am until they do, apparently.

Johnny Depp with Pirates co-star Kevin McNally
Johnny Depp with Pirates co-star Kevin McNally (Image: FS )

“I did see a post of me in it and I’ve got to be very careful on social media because I put it on social media and said, ‘Oh look, the cat’s out of the bag!’ And I had to put this note on saying, ‘I am not claiming I’m the new Doctor Who!’”

He explained that, naturally, excited fans had already started replying saying: “Congratulations! Great! Just what we need is you as the new Doctor Who!”

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Doctor Who timeline
Doctor Who actors timeline (Image: BBC )

McNally added: “You have to be so careful what you say with these very popular shows y’know.”

The star’s mystery part in Doctor Who: Flux takes place in this Sunday’s fourth episode, Village of the Angels.

The last time we saw The Doctor, the Weeping Angels had taken charge of the TARDIS and judging by the “Next Time…” tease, sent her back to the sixties.

The new episode’s synopsis reads: “Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing, Professor Eustacius Jericho is conducting psychic experiments, and in the village graveyard, there is one gravestone too many. Why is Medderton known as the Cursed Village, and what do the Weeping Angels want?”

Next Doctor Who: Who will replace Jodie Whittaker
Next Doctor Who: Who will replace Jodie Whittaker? (Image: BBC )

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According to IMDB, McNally is playing the mysterious Professor Eustacius Jericho in the new episode.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time the Pirates actor has played a role in Doctor Who.

He also portrayed Commander Hugo Lang in 1984’s The Twin Dilemma opposite Sixth Doctor Colin Baker, in his first adventure as the Time Lord.

The four-part serial saw an alien called Gastropod Mestor plot to explode the sun of the planet Jaconda, to scatter its eggs across the universe with the aim of conquering it. 

Pirates of the Caribbean star reveals his new Doctor Who role
Pirates of the Caribbean star reveals his new Doctor Who role (Image: PH )

Interestingly, having portrayed other characters in the series wouldn’t actually prevent McNally from being cast as The Doctor in the future. 

Both Baker and 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi featured in the series in other parts before taking on the iconic role; as did companion actresses Freema Agyeman and Karen Gillan who portrayed Martha Jones and Amy Pond respectively.

In fact, Capaldi’s resemblance to the Roman he played in The Fires of Pompeii, who was saved by David Tennant’s 10th Doctor, was later explained once he became the 12th Doctor himself.

In The Girl Who Died, the Time Lord realised he chose that face to remind himself who he is. He’s The Doctor and he saves people.

Doctor Who: Flux is on BBC1 at 6.20pm today and then available on BBC iPlayer

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Nov.23: 2021:

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(AUSTRALIA) Local News Network Report: Regional TV news viewers in Victoria & Queensland will tonight notice a significant shake-up in programming, sparked by the WIN Network & Channel Nine signing an affiliation deal earlier this year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.03: Southern Cross is now showing Channel 10 programs and WIN is reverting back to Channel Nine shows also 7 News regional bulletins are still being locally produced in Queensland,in seven regions from Toowoomba to Cairns.

AUSTRALIA: Concerns for local content in regional TV shake-up for Victorian, Queensland viewers and the other regional broadcaster Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) inked a deal with Channel 10, meaning the two regional TV stations did a switch in local programming last night.

A white car with the words WIN Network on the bonnet. A young female journalist speaks into a microphone in the background
The WIN Network will move to a statewide news bulletin, rather than locally produced news in Victoria and Queensland.(ABC Central Victoria: Shannon Schubert)

No local WIN or Ch9 bulletins for Victoria, Qld

From today, WIN TV will axe its nine local news bulletins in Victoria and Queensland, after announcing last month it would move to a statewide format.

A woman on a Channel 9 news desk
Nine News Local launched in 2017 and originally employed 110 staff across eastern Australia.(Supplied)

The new bulletins will broadcast into the additional areas of Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Griffith and Albury-Wodonga.

Previously TV bulletins were produced for the Shepparton, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland regions in Victoria.

And in Queensland, WIN TV news bulletins were produced for Cairns, Townsville and North Queensland, Rockhampton and Central Queensland, Toowoomba Darling Downs and the Sunshine Coast.

A WIN Network spokeswoman claimed: “WIN isn’t axing bulletins, it is expanding the news footprint and changing the format”.

“WIN is actually expanding its news bureaus and will have additional resources in Orange, Wagga Wagga, Hervey Bay, Mackay and Albury,” the spokeswoman said.

WIN’s Albury bureau was closed in in June 2019.

The company said staff changes would not be confirmed until mid-August, but redeployment was being offered.

A cameraman filming inside a dilapidated house.
A new deal between WIN and Nine means changes in regional Queensland, Victoria and parts of NSW.(ABC Central Victoria: Shannon Schubert)

And Nine News Local has also run its last local bulletins in Victoria, Queensland and Southern New South Wales.

Nine News Regional was launched in 2017 as part of a deal with Southern Cross Austereo, and when it started was broadcast into 15 regional areas. This was later consolidated into a half hour statewide format.

Former and current Channel 9 journalists took to social media yesterday, as the news service was closed down.

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University of Canberra journalism professor Sora Park said losing local TV news was bad news for small communities.

“Fundamentally it means fewer reporters will be breaking local stories — they are the ones that kept local government and politicians accountable,” she said.

Professor Park said a report published last year — using data gathered pre-COVID in 2019 — on regional journalists and the decline of news services in regional areas discovered some disturbing trends.

The study found one fifth of regional Australians had lost their local news services.

“So it was already a very concerning figure in 2019, but because in COVID, [many] newspapers closed and now regional TV is going statewide, people will have less and less local news,” Professor Park said.

She said the most disturbing trend was that without a local new services people turned to social media accounts.

“(Social media) is not professionally produced news … there is a lot of information mixed up with misinformation and news,” Professor Park said.

“Especially during times of the pandemic, people turn to TV as the main source of news about COVID and health information.”

A man holding the newspaper he owns and edits
Loddon Herald owner and media commentator Chris Earl.(ABC Central Victoria: Sarah Lawrence)

‘Another sad day’

Loddon Herald owner and media commentator Chris Earl said it was “another sad day” for rural communities.

“Regional areas need local news and the abandonment shows another level of disrespect and contempt,” he said.

Mr Earl said the decision to produce less regional content could also result in less viewers for regional TV stations.

“It’s giving rural people another reason to switch off from their product, and go more for local news, news that is relevant for their communities, not news from someone in a faraway place.”

WIN Network journalist and camera operator
The future of WIN Network journalists in Victoria and Queensland is uncertain. (ABC Central Victoria: Shannon Schubert)

Union calls for transparency

Victorian Media and Arts Alliance director Adam Portelli said “no final decisions” had been made about how WIN and Channel 9 would reorganise staff. 

WIN Network received $4.5 million from the federal government’s Public Interest News Gathering fund, while Nine received just over $4 million from the scheme.

Guidelines for the fund state successful applicants “will be required to maintain existing levels of journalism production and distribution during the grant period”.

The WIN Network spokeswoman said the government funding agreement would finish on August 14, and the media company “has no intention of breaking any conditions under that agreement.”

Mr Portelli said the companies should come clean on what the government money had been spent on.

“There’s a real obligation for the media outlets to be transparent and ensure the journalists know what their future is.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.03: 2021:

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