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12th Doctor To Be Revealed Live This Sunday 7.00PM

12th Doctor Revealed Live This Sunday 7.00PM

From The BBC…

Back in June we confirmed that Matt Smith would be leaving Doctor Who and since then there’s been intense speculation about who would be taking over the role of the Doctor. But the guesswork and conjecture end this weekend… The BBC will reveal the identity of the next Doctor during a live BBC One show that begins at 7pm on Sunday, 04 August. You can watch a trailer for the programme now!

The news about the announcement has been delivered in the following press release:

Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor

In a special one-off live television event on BBC One this Sunday 4th August at 7pm, the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the nation.

Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the show’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the 12th Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the TARDIS.

The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans.

Excitement will reach fever pitch as they speculate and recall their favourites, plus feature clips and moments from across the show’s 50 year history.

Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews about one of the biggest roles in TV and set out just what it takes to be the Doctor.

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.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One says: “BBC One is the home of big live events and this special live show is the perfect way to reveal the identity of the next Doctor and share it with the nation. The Doctor is a truly iconic role and I’m more than excited about the booking.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning 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.”

Keep up to date with all the latest news about the show and special guests as we build to the big climax over the next few days and follow, @ BBCOne and @bbcdoctorwho and

The special live show is made by BBC Entertainment and Events for BBC One, Guy Freeman is Executive producer and Pinki Chambers is Executive Commissioning Editor. Commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One.

The show will be simulcast live on BBC America. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales.

Before the announcement we’ll bring you lots more exciting news, including how you can be part of the big reveal!




    August 1st, 2013 - 8:10pm

    I’m starting to think that the BBC is starting to cater for American tastes here, it’s almost like a “who shot JR?” frenzy.


    August 1st, 2013 - 8:08pm

    exciting! i remember when i first saw matt. Hope they stick to tradition and it is not a woman.

  • prof horner

    August 1st, 2013 - 7:59pm

    I would love it if it was the return of missing episodes.

  • the astroanout of death

    August 1st, 2013 - 7:49pm

    you would think the bbc would learn wouldn’t you

    posters, episode titles trailer are always getting leaked if the bbc have something to announce it before it gets leaked

    but I secretly want the 50th annerverery trailer to get leaked 😈

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 7:28pm

    unless there something more you can read it all here

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 7:26pm

    Not just you, its seems way over the top to me, simulcast in the USA, special programme with live audience etc etc

    not really for me

  • doc

    August 1st, 2013 - 7:24pm

    oh so no point of staying up as i caint find it


    August 1st, 2013 - 7:20pm

    Is it just me or is the BBC and Whodom in general turning all this into the second coming?

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 7:19pm

    no, if its just the leaked press release i have already seen it anyway, its all over the internet

  • doc

    August 1st, 2013 - 7:16pm

    booboo will you be awake if so will you upload the ” announcement “

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:59pm

    its already been leaked all over the place

  • RTPProductions

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:58pm

    Radio Times have tweeted that there will be an announcement

  • Anonymous

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:50pm

    I think it’s going to reveiale that Omega and about Omega’s arsenal.

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:45pm

    which was a repeat, this has all been planned

  • Doctor Stu

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:44pm

    Just text my mom and she said that celebrity master mind in on that day so unless they reschedule it I don’t know what’s going to happen

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:43pm

    they seem to be going to a lot of trouble, i think he could be brilliant in the role


    August 1st, 2013 - 6:41pm

    that would bug me if it was him, as I would always see John Frobisher and Caecilius at the Doctor.
    It should be someone not very well know.

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:35pm

    no problem just pointing out past appearances, pardon me for speaking

  • Almighty Jehovah God Jnr.

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:34pm

    @ MONKEY MONK MONK & booboo – And Colin Baker was in Arc of Infinity. So what’s the problem with Peter Capaldi?

  • Doctor Stu

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:31pm

    If anyone has a sky box like me then they can just check to see if its on or not or is it not scheduled properly yet?

  • drjakeyoung

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:27pm


  • the astroanout of death

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:17pm

    I really really really really hope this is true

    I really really really really hope that the doctor is not a woman

    I really really really really hope that they also reveal a 50th trailer on the same night/show

  • T4RD1S

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:16pm


  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:04pm

    and Torchwood

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:03pm

    TV magazine sites have been given advanced warning of the announcement ( the TV programme)

    More than one seem to have broken an embargo and printed full details


    August 1st, 2013 - 6:02pm

    but he was in the fires of pompeii

  • booboo

    August 1st, 2013 - 6:01pm

    peter capaldi seems to be in the frame

  • The Supreme Dalek

    August 1st, 2013 - 5:59pm

    I ment I would love to see him as the Twelfth Doctor.

  • The Supreme Dalek

    August 1st, 2013 - 5:59pm

    I truly hope that this is true! I’d love to see Alan Rickman from Harry Potter (that’s his name, isn’t it?) 🙂


    August 1st, 2013 - 5:57pm

    I hope this is true and not just Moffatt playing tricks again

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