Since Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor, announced that he would be stepping down as Doctor Who, the world has wondered who will be the next Doctor? There have been rumors of every sort. Now with the The 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Special (airing the 23rd of November 2013) coming and another Christmas Special, fans know that Smith’s time is running out. The BBC has released an official statement to the press for the what, when, and who for this historic announcement. Check it out below.
The next Doctor of BBC AMERICA’s hit series Doctor Who will be announced during a live special this Sunday afternoon
Sunday, August 4, 2:00pm ET LIVE on BBC AMERICA and BBC One in the UK
Widely regarded as one of the most hotly contested roles in British television, the special’s host Zoe Ball will unveil the Twelfth Doctor in their first ever interview in front of a live studio audience. The half hour show will include live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat will both give interviews in the special.
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.”
Matt Smith will make his penultimate appearance in the 50th Anniversary special on Saturday, November 23 and his Eleventh Doctor will regenerate in the Christmas Special. Doctor Who is produced by BBC Cymru Wales.