The 12th actor to play "Doctor Who" will be revealed this weekend during a special half-hour live broadcast. Actor Matt Smith will be leaving the role in the Doctor's annual Christmas special. There are rumors that the new Doctor may be female.
Here's more from the official BBC press release:
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.U.S. fans of the Doctor will be able to watch the live special on BBC America this Sunday at 2pm Eastern/1pm Central.
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.”
"Doctor Who" has been extremely popular for years, but excitement is especially high now because the show will celebrate its 50th anniversary in November. Fan favorite David Tennant will return in the anniversary episode. John Hurt will also play a previous incarnation of the Doctor.
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