UPDATE: The Official Doctor Who Twitter has in fact confirmed that the identity of the Twelfth Doctor will in deed be revealed this Sunday on BBC1 at 7 p.m. UK time/2 p.m. EST.
Check out the screen cap of the Twitter account confirming it here.
It was probably the statement heard ’round the world when current star of the long-running BBC show Doctor Who, Matt Smith announced that his last trip in the iconic blue box would be the show’s yearly Christmas special.
Throughout the month since Smith announced his exit, fans have been trying to figure out just who would be filling the role. Some had the idea that it might be a woman, some were hoping for some high profiled actors and others just wanted the Doctor to finally be ginger.
Last week, the official Doctor Who website released snippets of a script that the actors being auditioned had to read, but other than that, there was no other information given. A line in the script has the Doctor asking his current companion, Clara (played by Jenna Coleman) if she was always a certain height.
Today, Bleeding Cool the same people who said the missing episodes from the beginning of the series had been found in Africa, have posted that the BBC might have found their Twelfth Doctor and will be releasing the news via television at 7 p.m. this Sunday night. During a live show being hosted by Zoe Hall, series writer Steven Moffat and current star, Smith will introduce the person who will be putting on the now famous bow-tie or fez for the next couple of seasons.
Until now, casting was supposedly done under the code name Whodini and even those working with the Twelfth Doctor were unaware that they were working on this mission. As of right now, the BBC hasn’t commented on the matter but it does seem that Moffat will make an announcement at midnight.
So now the question is, who is the bloody new Doctor? Anyone have any guesses or suggestions on the matter?