The BBC has announced that the 13th Doctor will be announced following the men’s Wimbledon final later today (16 July), fans speculating over who will take over the Tardis.
“Guys, it's not Kris Marshall or Jodie Whittaker,” joked one Tweeter. “They already revealed who it was in the teaser.” The caption was accompanied by a picture of a key, seen in the teaser trailer for the announcement.
“It's national ‘Please not Kris Marshall’ day,” writes another, referring to the My Family actor, currently the bookies favourite.
Can't wait to find out if I'm Doctor Who! Fingers crossed!— richard ayoade (@RichardAyoade) 15 July 2017
Bugger. I've worn shorts to this Doctor Who reveal and now I'll have to play him in shorts for the next 3 years. Didn't think it through.— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) 16 July 2017
Of course, much of the conversation has centred around whether Capaldi’s replacement will be a woman, marking the first female Doctor. Jodie Whittaker currently looks on track to take the coveted role, with Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge also being a much talked about name.
I really hope that we get a female Doctor Who tomorrow and also that some tragic tossbag like Delingpole writes a column about it— Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) 15 July 2017
The 13th Doctor will be announced on BBC One after the Wimbledon men’s singles final.