‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Joining ‘Doctor Who’ As Diana Gabaldon Shares Inspiration For Jamie? [SPOILERS]

5:00 AM EDT 3/29/2017 by Marie Bernadette delos Santos, Celebeat Reporter

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"Outlander" Season 3 is still a long way to go, but many fans are expressing their hopes to see their favourite stars in other shows aside from the Starz drama. As Peter Capaldi recently announced his departure from "Doctor Who," many fans voted to have Sam Heughan take on the role.

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"Outlander" star Sam Heughan is being tipped to play the role of the new doctor on "Doctor Who" to replace Peter Capaldi. According to The Scottish Sun, many fans have been expressing their hope to see Heughan play the role after Capaldi announced his exit from the series.

It is no surprise, however, that fans are rooting for Heughan to star in the show, as author Diana Gabaldon recently revealed on Twitter her inspiration for Jamie Fraser. Gabaldon explained that she took the inspiration from "Doctor Who" after seeing Frazer Hines' character wearing a kilt.

"At the time I knew nothing about the era other than I liked the man in the kilt, so I hit the library," Gabaldon recounted.

While "Doctor Who" has yet to find a replacement for Capaldi, Mashable notes that filming for "Outlander" Season 3 has already begun in South Africa. This will be the first time that the Starz time traveler series will be moving away from Scotland, as most of the scenes from the previous seasons were filmed in the area.

"Outlander" Season 3 will also be released at a much later date than usual - September - as the third season will be more complex given the voyaging element in it. The cast will also be joined by new actors, including Cesar Domboy who will play as the older Fergus and David Berry as Lord John Grey.

Should Sam Heughan star on "Doctor Who" in between seasons of "Outlander?" Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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