After months of speculation, Doctor Who fans will tomorrow find out the identity of the 11th Doctor as part of a special edition of Doctor Who Confidential. Doctor Who Confidential – The Eleventh Doctor will air on BBC One tomorrow, Saturday 3 January 2009, at 5.35pm.
The casting announcement follows David Tennant’s decision to leave the role after her completes filming four specials, to be aired during 2009 and into New Year 2010.
The next Doctor will take over the role when the series returns in 2010 under Executive Producers Steven Moffat and Piers Wenger.
A statement issue by the BBC earlier today says the casting of the new Doctor was “job number one to be completed” before scripts could be finalised and shooting could begin in the summer.
In tomorrow’s special the new Doctor will give their reaction to being the new, 11th incarnation of one of television’s most loved characters.
Head Of Drama BBC Wales, Piers Wenger, said: “We are so pleased to have been able to cast this person as the new Doctor. We believe the actor is going to bring something very special to the role and will make it absolutely their own – I just can’t wait to tell everyone who it is – it has been a nail-biting Christmas trying to keep this under wraps!”