The wait is over. On Sunday night, 7pm GDT, the actor who will play the 12th Doctor will be revealed in a live broadcast on BBC One, and simulcast on BBC America. From a 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.
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.
They’re going to be speculating on who the next Doctor is when he (or she, but probably not) is actually sitting in the green room backstage? Ridiculous.
But I’ll be watching, of course… and we’ll discuss the new Doctor on Monday…
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