'Doctor Who' to Reveal Twelfth Doctor on Sunday


Fans of the long-running sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' -- and the Internet at large -- should start preparing themselves for this weekend, because that's when the BBC's dropping the big one. The long-awaited announcement of the show's new star -- the Twelfth Doctor -- will happen Sunday, it's being reported. 


That's hardly enough time to emotionally prepare ourselves. 

This Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7pm BST (that's 2pm EST), a special titled 'Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor' will air on BBC One. It will feature a series of interviews with the cast and crew of the show -- including past Doctors -- before revealing who will next step into one of the biggest roles on television. The special, hosted by BBC personality Zoe Ball, will reportedly be filmed in front of a live studio audience. 

For 'Doctor Who' fans, it will be more intense than the season finale of any reality show. 

The announcement will come just over two months after current star Matt Smith announced that he would be leaving his role as the Eleventh Doctor after the 2013 Christmas special. Smith, who took over the role from David Tennant in 2010, will next appear alongside Tennant in the 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary special, which airs November 23, before returning for his final episode at Christmas (the Christmas special will also mark the first appearance of the Twelfth Doctor). Current companion Jenna-Louise Coleman is slated to remain a cast member into next year's eighth series. 

Bookies' lists surrounding the series have seen the odds increase drastically this week (and for no apparent reason) for actor Peter Capaldi. The 'Thick of It' and 'The Hour' star, who previously appeared in series 4's "The Fires of Pompeii" (aside a then-unknown Karen Gillan), is apparently the favorite, and I have no problem with that at all; Capaldi would be a fantastic Doctor, despite the fact that I'd be waiting for him to break out into violent bouts of swearing the entire time. 

Who would you like to replace Matt Smith? 

'Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor' airs Sunday, Aug. 4 at 7pm BST/2pm EST on BBC One. 


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Written by: mcpherson
Aug 1st, 2013, 9:57 am

Images courtesy of BBC One


Message Posted On Aug 4th, 2013, 12:07 pm
well we all know who it is now-just watched it

Message Posted On Aug 4th, 2013, 11:38 am
Hugh Laurie !

Message Posted On Aug 4th, 2013, 11:29 am
Peter Capaldi is the new doctor

Message Posted On Aug 3rd, 2013, 8:00 pm
Patrick Stewart

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Message Posted On Aug 2nd, 2013, 10:30 pm

OH for pete's sake, every time the Doctor changes he ALWAYS rubs his cheast, so why not give HIM some thing to feel and make the new DR a woman. A nice attractive woman around 29-39 years of age with a bountifull amount of red hair and a thick scotish accent. Where dose it say the DR has to be British anyway  ;-)

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Message Posted On Aug 2nd, 2013, 11:21 am
Whoever it is that replaces Matt Smith hope there will get me watching the show again. I didn't like Matt Smith as the doctor

Message Posted On Aug 2nd, 2013, 4:07 am
LooraWho, you don't know who Brian Cox is? Check him out at IMDB The man is talented he does comedy and gangster and runs the gamut on acting ability.

Message Posted On Aug 1st, 2013, 10:47 pm
You know what ... Brian Cox (assuming you meant Prof. Brian Cox) is a brilliant idea. Not sure about his acting skills but he'd be a natural for the role. He has this constant smirk on his face and this dominating child like curiosity about anything and everything. Benedict Cumberbatch, as much as I like him, would not be a good choice. He's too serious, too grown up. The Doctor needs to have this "inner child" and that's a trait you either possess or you don't as an actor. Cumberbatch doesn't have that.

Message Posted On Aug 1st, 2013, 4:03 pm
Benedict Cumberbatch please! I'd love to see is awkwardly eccentric and brilliant character from Sherlock be the next doctor.

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Message Posted On Aug 1st, 2013, 2:43 pm

Well there goes the suspense for when it's shown in the program :(

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