“It’s an incendiary combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television,” said showrunner Steven Moffat.
You have to hand it to the BBC. They certainly know how to market their flagship drama Doctor Who. It was a canny decision to screen the announcement live tonight, us Whovians are easily enough excited when it comes to our beloved show. However, we’d never known anything like this before, there had been two solid months of speculation with everyone from Ben Daniels to Sheridan Smith being tipped to take over from Matt Smith in the most iconic of roles.
It was up to Zoe Ball, rather bizarrely, to compere the celebrations and drag out the tension while we waited for the announcement. She was ably assisted by various guests in the studio, not least, the Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison. They were all asked who their favourite Doctor as time dragged as nerds all across the world screamed:”Just bloody tell us already!”
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