Whovians, fear not: your newest doctor will be announced in just a few short months. The Radio Times, which was published by the BBC until 2011, said that the newest doctor will be announced before the Christmas episode begins filming, putting the announcement date in August or September.
Rumored 13th doctors include David Morrissey, Rory Kinnear, or even Benedict Cumberbatch. Matt Smith’s last episode is this year’s Christmas episode, which means it will also be the 13th doctor’s first episode. Besides getting a new doctor, this is a big year for Doctor Who. Their 50th Anniversary special, which sees the return of David Tennant and Billie Piper, will premiere on November 23.