In a special one-off live television event on BBC One this Sunday, August 4th, at 7pm, the next Doctor will be exclusively revealed to the nation during Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor. The show will be simulcast live on BBC America.
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 favorites, 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.”
While it’s certainly exciting to find out who the next Doctor will be, I have to admit I’d much rather see them revealed for the first time on screen as part of the episode. How do you feel about this reveal method?