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Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor // A BBC special to announce the twelfth Doctor

Published by Christine Blachford

I'm still torn over whether this TV show should even exist, but as it does and as I can't wait to find out who will be Doc 12, I'm inviting you all to join as BBC One host the big reveal. This is a half hour show presented by Zoe Ball, with interviews from the Doctor Who greats and the announcement of the next Doctor. We know that Clara will continue after Matt Smith's tenure ends, but who will be the name in the frame to make the next great partnership?




  • It's almost time!

    Today I found an excellently edited video of Matt Bellamy as the next Doctor. http://t.co/RTpJ4m6ysD

  • Seems a bit overkill to have an hour build up for a thirty minute show, but the anticipation is the best part!

  • Seems a bit overkill to have an hour build up for a thirty minute show, but the anticipation is the best part!

    Especially when I find videos of someone from Muse being the next Doctor, it's just asking for it ;)

  • Any predictions on first spinner who it'll be?

    My heart wants Peter Capaldi but my brain thinks it'll be Daniel Rigby.

  • My heart wants Peter Capaldi but my brain thinks it'll be Daniel Rigby.

    It's really tough to try and second guess these Doctor Who showrunners. I just hope it isn't someone even younger, as the trend has been going. At this rate we'll have a twelve-year-old :)

  • It's really tough to try and second guess these Doctor Who showrunners. I just hope it isn't someone even younger, as the trend has been going. At this rate we'll have a twelve-year-old :)

    Very true, apart from Davison and Ecclestone they've never really gone for an established name at the time of their reveal.

    I do hope it's older person!

  • Brian Blessed is a bit older than Matt...

    #justsaying

  • Evening all :D

  • Hi Will

    Are you the new Doctor?

  • Are you the new Doctor?

    Sadly no... I even popped into the future and back, using a handy police phonebox-looking device, just to make 100% certain.

  • Brian Blessed is a bit older than Matt...

    Wilf is definitely older.

  • Wilf is definitely older.

    Ohh myy goooddd.

  • I'm also happy that hopefully my pedantic nature can now calm down after tonight as people stop wondering who the new Doctor Who is, as if tonight announcement will be declaring an actor to be a TV programme instead of a character. Grr.

  • Wilf is definitely older.

    ...Bit hard to explain away his already appearance in the show.

  • ...Bit hard to explain away his already appearance in the show.

    He knew all along 'coz he's Wilf.

  • He knew all along 'coz he's Wilf.

    ...so he was the next but 1 Doctor hiding in plain sight as the relative of and then companion of a previous Doctor?! #wibbleywobbley

  • ...so he was the next but 1 Doctor hiding in plain sight as the relative of and then companion of a previous Doctor?! #wibbleywobbley

    Yep. Something like that.

    Mainly yes because he's Wilf though

  • ...Bit hard to explain away his already appearance in the show.

    If I have learnt just one lesson from my Doctor Who experiences so far, it's that they can get away with pretty much anything :)

  • Moffat and co are good at hiding this kind of stuff

  • Moffat and co are good at hiding this kind of stuff

    It's pretty impressive in this day and age.

  • It's pretty impressive in this day and age.

    I think the ultimate goal would've been to have unveilied them at Christmas without any reveal but there's no chanxe they would've gotten away with filming it and no one know

  • I hope this reveal is better than my memories of the last one... they unveiled Matt Smith with like 30 seconds remaining :S

  • Intriguing....

    www.radiotimes.co…r-is-a-known-star

  • Tried to put the channel on in preparation and there are snakes on. Boo.

  • I hope this reveal is better than my memories of the last one... they unveiled Matt Smith with like 30 seconds remaining :S

    I imagine it will be just like that.

  • I hope this reveal is better than my memories of the last one... they unveiled Matt Smith with like 30 seconds remaining :S

    They were suggesting they would be sitting down with them interviewing them and having the guests give their advice on the show so hopefully that'll be something substantial

  • Intriguing....

    ...true, but there are a lot more people who are known.

  • Seems like an odd idea to have a program just to reveal who the new doctor is but I guess this way they get a huge wave of reaction

  • That's quite a snake

  • Hi all :)

    They were suggesting they would be sitting down with them interviewing them and having the guests give their advice on the show so hopefully that'll be something substantial

    Maybe they'll have a five minute interview once the reveal is trending on twitter?

  • That looks like the dolphin Red Arrows

  • Janna made a good point on Twitter on Friday that I have a TARDIS coloured cast on. Good timing :) http://instagram.com/p/cg-VACuds6/

  • Janna made a good point on Twitter on Friday that I have a TARDIS coloured cast on. Good timing :) http://instagram.com/p/cg-VACuds6/

    Janna made a good point on Twitter on Friday that I have a TARDIS coloured cast on. Good timing :) http://instagram.com/p/cg-VACuds6/

    Are you still broken?

  • Are you still broken?

    Yup, until the end of august.

    I need a tardis to get there quicker.

  • hey y'all.

    Yup, until the end of august.

    :(

  • Yup, until the end of august.

    Aww, at least you have a date now.

  • Aww, at least you have a date now.

    My arm has joined in the F1 summer break

  • hey y'all.

    Evening.

    Mr C and the Doctor must have #affinity, as very few people know their names ;)

  • Not sure why they need this program. I am sure I revealed the new Doctor a few weeks ago. She was selling ice cream in Glasgow

    https://twitter.c…55383191298793472

  • here we go!

  • Mr C and the Doctor must have #affinity, as very few people know their names ;)

    you all know my name? it's mr c.

  • you all know my name? it's mr c.

    That's not a name, that's a letter ;)

  • Mr C was trying to remember his new favourite companion's name earlier. It was hilarious. "Something like Claire... or Clarence..."

  • i bet it was john hurt all along!

  • Mr C was trying to remember his new favourite companion's name earlier. It was hilarious. "Something like Claire... or Clarence..."

    Definitely Clarence :)

  • Mr C was trying to remember his new favourite companion's name earlier. It was hilarious. "Something like Claire... or Clarence..."

    i still can't remember it. should've stuck with billie.

  • Is he another Clara?

  • Is it Norman Cook?

  • I forgot indycar was on tonight but Who's on first

  • I forgot indycar was on tonight but Who's on first

    :)

  • Last time it was all pre-recorded soundbites... :)

  • Is it Norman Cook?

    jonny ball, clearly.

  • I forgot indycar was on tonight but Who's on first

    Who's on second

  • I forgot indycar was on tonight but Who's on first

    heheheeheh.

    comment of the year!!!!

  • an interview with matt later on. Maybe he's the next doctor in a twist

  • Is it not the BIG blue box?!

  • Is it not the BIG blue box?!

    It's kinda both!

  • Daniel Roche is the new Doctor? (pre-reveal?!)

  • Daniel Roche is the new Doctor? (pre-reveal?!)

    I knew it'd be a young'un!

  • He's still the father from The Braithwaites to me as well

  • He's still the father from The Braithwaites to me as well

    Mrs ^ was telling me this as I was reading this ^^.

  • I think it should be Daniel Radcliffe. Harry Potter as the Doctor. Can you imagine how many new fans that would get them

  • Mrs ^ was telling me this as I was reading this ^^.

    yay! :)

  • He's still the father from The Braithwaites to me as well

    I used to love that show!

  • I wasn't expecting that voice at all from himn

  • I wasn't expecting that voice at all from himn

    Not many episode of Outnumbered left...

  • It's true about Ecclestone, he gets forgotten but it wouldn't be here without him when the show came back and he was awesome.

  • tom and eileen are watching this live in america. how can it be so big?

  • tom and eileen are watching this live in america. how can it be so big?

    It's big!

  • if it were 2012 they could've unveiled the new Doctor in the Olympics Opening Ceremony

  • Bow ties are cool

  • Matt loves the Fez :)

  • Fezes are cool

  • if it were 2012 they could've unveiled the new Doctor in the Olympics Opening Ceremony

    That would have been fabulous. The Queen could have landed from her parachute and revealed him

  • ...it is a man.

  • Oooh they've chosen 'him'. I love him!

  • ...it is a man.

    surely a woman doctor, plus clarence wouldn't work.

    need to switch the companion at the same time.

  • need to switch the companion at the same time.

    Not sure how River would feel about the switch :S

  • Not sure how River would feel about the switch :S

    also true!

  • Not sure how River would feel about the switch :S

    Knowing River, I think she'd be okay :)

  • I'm sure he's been there a while, Zoe

  • also this REALLY feels like children in need

  • it's clarence!

  • also this REALLY feels like children in need

    :) :)

  • This makes me miss Sarah Jane a bit :(

  • They've raided the Professor bin for these interviews.

  • They've raided the Professor bin for these interviews.

    Professors are cool.

  • Professors are cool.

    Before they become professors they have to be doctors first ;)

  • Bruno.

    riiiight.

  • Bruno.

    Not a professor.

  • More importantly - where's Wilf?

  • WILF!

  • Just get on with it. It's like eating a cream cracker with nothing on

  • ahaha beautiful mistake.

  • ahaha beautiful mistake.

    i have no idea who he is, but bless him.

  • i have no idea who he is, but bless him.

    after asking Bruno for doctor who stuff, it seems they can have anyone.

  • heheheeh. awwww!

  • i have no idea who he is, but bless him.

    a comedian i believe.

  • a comedian i believe.

    Rufus Hound, comedian, not good with the facts :P

  • not sure i've ever seen him clean shaven before, he looks very young..

  • Yaaaay Wilf.

  • he's the voice of the wombles?!

  • I didn't recognise him, had to double take - with no fuzz

  • THE MOFF!

  • Moff's doing well at ridiculously short reveals of stuff.

  • Bonkers Bruno - just to remind us that Strictly will be back soon

  • Moff knows his stuff, and i know whoever it is, they'll be perfect.

  • Here we go then.

  • He looks older.

  • YAY!!!!

  • Wooooooooooo and indeed WHO!!!!!

  • they kept that quiet then. lol!

  • I can't believe it was actually him :D

  • Not younger!

  • I can't believe it was actually him :D

    You've been saying it all along. I think you are actually Steven Moffat.

  • I'd written him off as too good to be true :D

  • Another Scot.

  • You've been saying it all along. I think you are actually Steven Moffat.

    not a clue who that is?

  • You've been saying it all along. I think you are actually Steven Moffat.

    I didn;t think they'd actually go for it. So pleased :)

  • not a clue who that is?

    Probably most famous for Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It.

  • Wasn't he in Pompeii?

  • not a clue who that is?

    You used to watch The Hour, right? Or was that just Christine, he is/was in that :)

  • Wasn't he in Pompeii?

    Yup - as was Karen G

  • PC was a big part in Torchwood s3, Children on Earth.

  • You used to watch The Hour, right? Or was that just Christine, he is/was in that :)

    Just me. I think it's the only thing I've seen him in. As well as Pompeii.

  • Yup - as was Karen G

    Colin Baker was a character before he was The Doctor too

  • Colin Baker was a character before he was The Doctor too

    Most appear once before they get a regular gig :)

  • Just me. I think it's the only thing I've seen him in. As well as Pompeii.

    yeah same, as well as the newer The Day of the Triffids which was on bbc (i think?). Never really got into The Thick of It.

  • yeah same, as well as the newer The Day of the Triffids which was on bbc (i think?). Never really got into The Thick of It.

    All the clips I've seen of The Thick of It are swearing central, so not my bag.

  • Brave from the Moff to go with something different that's not someone that's appealing to a younger audience immediately.

  • Most appear once before they get a regular gig :)

    So we can look forward t Barrowman being the next Doctor?

  • i can't see how the relationship will work with clarence. already feels awkward.

  • We are very pleased with this choice :)

  • i can't see how the relationship will work with clarence. already feels awkward.

    i hope Clara isn't around much longer, she is so so annoying.

  • We are very pleased with this choice :)

    That was worth the pain throwing my fists in the air in happiness

  • i hope Clara isn't around much longer, she is so so annoying.

    lou, you are dead to me xx

  • lou, you are dead to me xx

    I'm surprised it's taken this long tbh ;)

    she is pretty, i'll give you that. but as a character... just. no.

  • Mixed feelings. I think he'll be good, but it's so far removed from where we are at the moment, tricky transition.

  • Mixed feelings. I think he'll be good, but it's so far removed from where we are at the moment, tricky transition.

    Watch him in Torchwood s3, wait, watch all of Torchwood.

  • Mixed feelings. I think he'll be good, but it's so far removed from where we are at the moment, tricky transition.

    very tricky, but after Tennant and Smith, i don't think they'd be able to come up with another amazing young actor. A nice new challenge for the last doctor will be a bit refreshing. :)

  • Watch him in Torchwood s3, wait, watch all of Torchwood.

    It's on the list.

  • Watch him in Torchwood s3, wait, watch all of Torchwood.

    (apart from the new series)

  • (apart from the new series)

    The first 3 were better, give you that.

  • Mixed feelings. I think he'll be good, but it's so far removed from where we are at the moment, tricky transition.

    either way he'll only do a few seasons then bugger off and we'll be back here for another reveal.

    #fourthsidepodcastdoctor

  • #fourthsidepodcastdoctor

    I'm making a call now for it to be Rubens.

  • I'm making a call now for it to be Rubens.

    rubens and clarabel. also an odd couple.

  • Thanks for joining me, peeps. It's going to be some interesting times ahead!

  • I'm making a call now for it to be Rubens.

    I can live with this

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I'm still torn over whether this TV show should even exist, but as it does and as I can't wait to find out who will be Doc 12, I'm inviting you all to join as BBC One host the big reveal. This is a half hour show presented by Zoe Ball, with interviews from the Doctor Who greats and the announcement of the next Doctor. We know that Clara will continue after Matt Smith's tenure ends, but who will be the name in the frame to make the next great partnership?

Event start

19:00GMT +01:00

4 August 2013