BBC announces the date of the 13th 'Doctor Who' reveal

Who will replace Peter Capaldi?                  Simon Ridgway BBC

The reveal will come once the Men's Final of the Wimbledon tennis tournament airs on BBC One in the UK.

Capaldi was a major departure from the status quo of the show, from the kind-hearted confidence of David Tennant to the lovable quirks of Smith. The video ends with the announcement that we'll "meet the Thirteenth Doctor" on Sunday, July 16th.

We were gifted a resolution to this question with a breathtaking performance on Capaldi's part in the Series 10 finale. Director Rachel Talalay recently wrapped initial filming on the upcoming Christmas Special, and she indicated that she had not filmed a scene with the new Doctor; more than that, she also made it clear that she had no official word to hand down as to their identity.

While fans large largely shrugged off such talk in the past, the decision by show boss Steven Moffat to replace John Simm as the Master with Michelle Gomez has increased the chances of a female Doctor. Chibnall was head writer on Who spinoff Torchwood, along with writing 5 episodes of Who itself His credits include 42, The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood, The Power of Three, and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

There has been speculation that the Doctor will switch genders this time and become a woman. "I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic programme to work on".

For months speculation has run rampant over the identity of the next Doctor, with Kris Marshall now being favourite to take the sonic screwdriver reins.

However, Kris Marshall is still tipped as the favorite, with some claiming he has already taken over the role.

BBC and BBC America have announced that this Sunday they will be revealing who is taking over the iconic role of The Doctor on Doctor Who.

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