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?

148 responses

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:05

    It's almost time!

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:05

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:06

    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 ;)

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:09

    Any predictions on first spinner who it'll be?

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:10

    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 :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:11

    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!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:13

    Brian Blessed is a bit older than Matt...

    #justsaying

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 17:17

    Evening all :D

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:19

    Hi Will

    Are you the new Doctor?

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 17:21

    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.

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:21

    Brian Blessed is a bit older than Matt...

    Wilf is definitely older.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:22

    Wilf is definitely older.

    Ohh myy goooddd.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:23

    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.

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 17:23

    Wilf is definitely older.

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:24

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

    He knew all along 'coz he's Wilf.

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 17:25

    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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:26

    ...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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:29

    ...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 :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:31

    Moffat and co are good at hiding this kind of stuff

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:35

    Moffat and co are good at hiding this kind of stuff

    It's pretty impressive in this day and age.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:37

    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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 17:42

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:46

    Intriguing....

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-08-04/doctor-who-bbc-studio-source-says-new-doctor-is-a-known-star

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:48

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:48

    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.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:49

    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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 17:49

    Intriguing....

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

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 17:49

    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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:50

    That's quite a snake

  • Brij04/08/2013 at 17:51

    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?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 17:52

    That looks like the dolphin Red Arrows

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:56

    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/

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 17:57

    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?

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:58

    Are you still broken?

    Yup, until the end of august.

    I need a tardis to get there quicker.

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 17:59

    hey y'all.

    Yup, until the end of august.

    :(

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 17:59

    Yup, until the end of august.

    Aww, at least you have a date now.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 17:59

    Aww, at least you have a date now.

    My arm has joined in the F1 summer break

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:00

    hey y'all.

    Evening.

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

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 18:01

    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.com/stevenroy27/status/355383191298793472

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:02

    here we go!

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:02

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

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:03

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

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:03

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:03

    i bet it was john hurt all along!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:04

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

    Definitely Clarence :)

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:04

    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.

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:04

    Is he another Clara?

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:04

    Is it Norman Cook?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 18:04

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:05

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

    :)

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:05

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

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:05

    Is it Norman Cook?

    jonny ball, clearly.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:05

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

    Who's on second

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:05

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

    heheheeheh.

    comment of the year!!!!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:06

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:06

    Is it not the BIG blue box?!

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:06

    Is it not the BIG blue box?!

    It's kinda both!

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:06

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:06

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

    I knew it'd be a young'un!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:07

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:08

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

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

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 18:08

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:08

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

    yay! :)

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:08

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

    I used to love that show!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:08

    I wasn't expecting that voice at all from himn

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:09

    I wasn't expecting that voice at all from himn

    Not many episode of Outnumbered left...

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:10

    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.

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:10

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:10

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

    It's big!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:11

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:12

    Bow ties are cool

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:12

    Matt loves the Fez :)

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:12

    Fezes are cool

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 18:12

    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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:13

    ...it is a man.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:13

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

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:14

    ...it is a man.

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

    need to switch the companion at the same time.

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:14

    need to switch the companion at the same time.

    Not sure how River would feel about the switch :S

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:14

    Not sure how River would feel about the switch :S

    also true!

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:15

    Not sure how River would feel about the switch :S

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:15

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:15

    also this REALLY feels like children in need

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:16

    it's clarence!

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:16

    also this REALLY feels like children in need

    :) :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:17

    This makes me miss Sarah Jane a bit :(

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:18

    They've raided the Professor bin for these interviews.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:18

    They've raided the Professor bin for these interviews.

    Professors are cool.

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:19

    Professors are cool.

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:19

    Bruno.

    riiiight.

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:19

    Bruno.

    Not a professor.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:19

    More importantly - where's Wilf?

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:19

    WILF!

  • Nigel Vause04/08/2013 at 18:20

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

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:20

    ahaha beautiful mistake.

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:21

    ahaha beautiful mistake.

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:21

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

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

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:21

    heheheeh. awwww!

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:22

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

    a comedian i believe.

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:22

    a comedian i believe.

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

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:23

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:23

    Yaaaay Wilf.

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:23

    he's the voice of the wombles?!

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:23

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

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:23

    THE MOFF!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:23

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

  • Nigel Vause04/08/2013 at 18:25

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

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:25

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:26

    Here we go then.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:26

    He looks older.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:26

    YAY!!!!

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:26

    Wooooooooooo and indeed WHO!!!!!

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:27

    they kept that quiet then. lol!

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:27

    I can't believe it was actually him :D

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:27

    Not younger!

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:27

    I can't believe it was actually him :D

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:27

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:27

    Another Scot.

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:28

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

    not a clue who that is?

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:28

    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 :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:28

    not a clue who that is?

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:28

    Wasn't he in Pompeii?

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:29

    not a clue who that is?

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:29

    Wasn't he in Pompeii?

    Yup - as was Karen G

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:29

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

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:29

    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.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:30

    Yup - as was Karen G

    Colin Baker was a character before he was The Doctor too

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:30

    Colin Baker was a character before he was The Doctor too

    Most appear once before they get a regular gig :)

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:30

    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.

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:31

    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.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:32

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

  • Steven Roy04/08/2013 at 18:32

    Most appear once before they get a regular gig :)

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

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:33

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:33

    We are very pleased with this choice :)

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:34

    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.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:34

    We are very pleased with this choice :)

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

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:34

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

    lou, you are dead to me xx

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:35

    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.

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:35

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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:36

    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.

  • lou04/08/2013 at 18:36

    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. :)

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:36

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

    It's on the list.

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:36

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

    (apart from the new series)

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:37

    (apart from the new series)

    The first 3 were better, give you that.

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:39

    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

  • Will^04/08/2013 at 18:42

    #fourthsidepodcastdoctor

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

  • Mr C04/08/2013 at 18:45

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

    rubens and clarabel. also an odd couple.

  • Christine04/08/2013 at 18:46

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

  • Lukeh04/08/2013 at 18:51

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

    I can live with this