New Doctor to be Announced Live on BBC One

Ever since Emo-Frankenstein's monster Matt Smith announced he was leaving his bowtie on the TARDIS console and escaping out the backdoor of the Doctor Who franchise (he's leaving...) the speculation amongst Inter-nerds has been rampant.

There was the usual talk of a black Doctor or a female Doctor or a black female Doctor who was also a fiercely independent woman who paid her Automo-bill. Once that died down the rumour was that Skyfall actor Rory Kinnear had been offered the gig. He denied it strenuously, as did Doctor Who show runner and head writer Steven Moffat, who continued with his "We haven't decided yet." party line.

Then it all sort of petered out and we naturally assumed we'd have to wait until the regeneration, when Matt Smith's 11th Doctor transforms into this new mystery 12th Doctor, which is schedule to occur during the 50th Anniversary Special in November.

HOWEVER... the BBC have announced today that they will be revealing the identity of the new Doctor this weekend, Sunday to be precise... at 7pm to be even more precise, in a live show on BBC One hosted by 90's kids TV presenter and radio Fraggle Zoe Ball.

As well as the new Doctor, there'll also be past Doctors and companions on hand to discuss what it's like working in and around the TARDIS, plus a potted history of the show's 5 decades on British TV.

So that's BBC One, 7pm, Sunday the 4th of August.

Words by Gazz Wood

Gazz Wood is a writer from The Northern Film School at Leeds Met University. As well as writing for Wireless he can also be heard on the monthly podcast Possibly of Interest with TV Producer Howard Cohen and special guests from the world of British TV and Cinema, plus his own weekly show Gazz Wood Has A Podcast

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