This is it! Looks like we’ll finally get to know just who will step in as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who this upcoming Sunday. Geronimo?
Press sources have leaked that the BBC is ready to announce who will become the 12th incarnation of our beloved Time Lord on Sunday, August 4 at 7pm on BBC1 (in the UK) in a special entitled Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor. Currently, there is a very disposable repeat of Celebrity Mastermind listed in that timeslot.
The show—which will be live—will be hosted by Zoe Ball. It’ll feature interviews with past Doctors and companions. Who showrunner Steven Moffat and current Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith are said to join Ball on the show: along with the Chosen One, whoever he or she may be. Casting was apparently done under the code name Whodini ... clever.
The buzz also intensified following this tweet:
#DoctorWho fans. There will be an announcement at midnight. That's all I'm saying...— MSN UK Entertainment (@msnents) August 1, 2013
But it’s probably that they’ll only be announcing/confirming the live Sunday show.
Currently, actor Peter Capaldi (he appeared in the excellent Doctor Who episode “The Fires of Pompeii,” as well as in the magnificent Torchwood: Children of Earth) is topping the bookies’ lists as the one who'll follow in Matt Smith's shoes. Is he the 12th Doctor?
What do you guys think?