The next Doctor of BBC America’s hit series Doctor Who will be announced during a live special this Sunday afternoon!
After 3 years in the role of The Doctor, Matt Smith announced that he was leaving the show two months ago, leading to wide (and sometimes wild) speculation on who his replacement would be.
BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson says: “We can’t wait to unveil the next Doctor with everyone live on BBC1 on Sunday night. Amongst all the speculation and betting, there has been lots of fun and intrigue at work as we’ve been using the codename Houdini as a decoy. It’s the biggest secret in showbiz, even those working with the new Doctor on other projects at the moment have no idea they are in the presence of the 12th incarnation.”
Sunday, August 4, 2 pm ET LIVE on BBC AMERICA and BBC One in the U.K.
Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in their first-ever interview in front of a live studio audience. The half-hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews in the special.
Steven Moffat says: “The decision is made and the time has come to reveal who’s taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking twelve.”