As we reported earlier, the folks at the BBC are actually getting set to do something that we did not think would be happening so quickly: Announce the replacement for Matt Smith on “Doctor Who.” As it turns out, this announcement may also be happening much sooner than almost anyone originally thought.
Early this evening, the network revealed that there will be confirmation on the 12th Doctor on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. Eastern, or adjust accordingly for your time zone) in a one-off live special hosted by Zoe Ball. Both Matt Smith and current “Doctor Who” showrunner Steven Moffat are expected to be in attendance for the special, and we also assume that the new Doctor will be present, as well.
Thanks to this news, we’re sure that much of the British tabloid press will spend much of the next several days falling all over themselves hoping to get the scoop on what is the biggest news in Britain since the Royal Baby. (Heck, some people probably prefer hearing about the Time Lord than the Monarchy.) We still believe that we will see the trailer for the 50th anniversary special as well during this special, as there is no real reason for them not to show it to everyone who was not at Comic-Con for the first time. (This also would explain why Moffat was so insistent at the convention for people not to post the trailer on YouTube.)
Rather than run the risk of trying to guess the next Doctor’s identity and be terribly wrong, we’re just going to stay inquisitive for the time being, and eagerly await whatever news could be coming our way soon.
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