'Doctor Who': 13th Time Lord To Be Revealed After Sunday's Wimbledon Final


The BBC has just announced that this Sunday, July 16, after the men's Wimbledon final has aired on BBC One (they couldn't have made this more thoroughly British if they'd tried, really), the identity of the 13th Doctor will be revealed.

In a Tweet that's sending Doctor Who fans everywhere into meltdown, BBC America posted a cryptic video that teases the coming of the Thirteenth Doctor.

Capaldi, who replaced Matt Smith as The Doctor, was previously best known for his role as foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series The Thick of It.

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Peter Capaldi recently completed three seasons as the 12th incarnation of the beloved character. It briefly settled on Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star of the hit comedy series Fleabag and an actor on the upcoming Han Solo movie. He still has the Christmas Special to come - and a final appearance at Comic-Con this month - but Whovians who've been chomping to learn the identity of the next actor to helm the TARDIS will get their answer on Sunday.

And that's not the only replacement in the works: Showrunner Steven Moffat is also on his way out, to be replaced by Broadchurch scribe Chris Chibnall in Season 11.

There has been speculation that the Doctor will switch genders this time and become a woman.