‘Doctor Who’ Live Blog: The 12th Doctor Revealed

Fans are eagerly awaiting the news of who will be unveiled as the new star of Doctor Who later.

The announcement on who will replace actor Matt Smith will be made during a special live show on BBC One.

Zoe Ball will host the programme, which will feature an interview with the new 12th Doctor as well as contributions from stars who have played previous incarnations of the Time Lord.

Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor will be on at 19:00 BST.

Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat will be among those appearing on the live show to give the new recruit advice, as well as Peter Davison, who played the fifth Doctor.

Doctor Who star Matt Smith, the 11th actor to play the Doctor in the 50-year-old series’ history, has just two epic episodes to go as the universe-trekking Time Lord. But don’t despair, fellow Whovians. The 12th Doctor has already been selected. The BBC is introducing the next Doctor on Sunday during a TV special broadcast simultaneously on BBC America at 2 p.m. ET.

Many Whovians see the 12th Doctor as an opportunity for showrunner Steven Moffat to take a risk. Could the Last of the Time Lords regenerate into a woman, such as Olivia Colman or Tilda Swinton? Perhaps we’ll have a Doctor of a different race, such as Chiwetel Ejiofor or Daniel Kaluuya. Or could it be an older, more established actor โ€” like the current odds-on favorite, Peter Capaldi? Follow along, below, as Mashable’s Deputy Editor Chris Taylor, Associate Managing Editor Amanda Wills and Associate Entertainment Editor Brian Anthony Hernandez find out.

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