We’re hearing rumours that at last night’s rehearsals for the Doctor Who-themed proms at the Albert Hall, the staff gathered there were briefed on a section of the proms where the identity of the new Doctor will either be revealed, or they will actually walk out live on stage tonight (that’s the first night of the Dr Who proms on Saturday 13th July).
We don’t have the scoop on who the new Doctor is (or at least, who the Albert Hall staff were told it is, which might not be the same thing), and even if we did, we don’t want to ruin the surprise for a capacity audience of mainly families at tonight’s concert in London.
The first of the special concerts will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, so tune in for all that Dr Who goodness. It starts Saturday 13th July 2013 at 7.30pm and is due to finish at approximately 9.45pm. If that’s a little late for you, BBC iPlayer users can catch the concert online for seven days afterwards.
STORY UPDATE 15th July 2013:
Opps. Well, sorry readers, that one didn’t happen like it was meant to, given we still don’t officially know who the next Doctor will be. It seems that the inside girl at the Albert Hall got totally the wrong end of the stick, one which we all-too firmly grasped with both hands and then yanked on. That flapping sound you can hear is our credibility beating its wings as it flaps out the window. Back to the Doctor Who book reviews for a while as our penance… Instead, we’ve heard new rumors that the reveal will be made in a one-off live television event on BBC One on Sunday 4 August 2013 at 7pm, where the show’s host Zoe Ball should unveil the 12th Doctor during an interview in front of a live studio audience. The half-hour show will likely feature live special guests, Doctors old and new, as well as companions and celebrity fans. Current Doctor Matt Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat are rumored to be appearing to give interviews about what it takes to be the Doctor.