The Thirteenth Doctor will be announced this Sunday 16th July straight after the Wimbledon Men’s Final.
In an epic thirteen-themed trailer where the number appears in various locations around the country and features a seemingly significant key (it could just be the TARDIS key or a portent for narratives to come), the BBC announced that the big reveal would take place after the final, which starts at 2pm on BBC1 and is expected to last between 2 to 3 hours – although the match could run up to 18:30 when coverage switches to BBC Two (so keep an eye on the score!)
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) 14 July 2017
The identity of who will replace Peter Capaldi, who will depart at the end of this year’s Christmas Special, is under wraps and been a source of heavy speculation for months with Tilda Swinton, Kris Marshall and Phoebe Waller-Bridge all previously rumoured to be taking on the coveted role.
The special will also see the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat, who will hand the reins over to Chris Chibnall, and feature the First Doctor, played by David Bradley, and the departing Twelfth Doctor together.
So to recap, get ready to meet the thirteenth Doctor after the Wimbledon men’s final Sunday 16th July.
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