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Twelfth Doctor Announced in July?

We’ve reported several names so far that have been suggested as a potential Twelfth Doctor – but with the Radio Times reporting that Matt Smith’s successor could be unveiled next month, perhaps that is the confirmation we’ve been waiting for that the deal has already been done…

For those of your who don’t know your Ben Daniels from your Paul Daniels or your Ben Millers from your Alexander Armstrongs, speculation at this point can prove to be meaningless and fruitless, unless you get the feeling that the guy you’re watching is something special. I’ve had that feeling on four occasions in the past 15 years, and with each I subconsciously picked a future Doctor.

And one Master.

The Radio Times’ source claims that

“The search has begun in earnest and is active now.”

However given the increasingly tabloid tone of the website and magazine since being sold off by BBC Worldwide, we’re genuinely not certain whether we can believe that. But on the other hand, that same source apparently told the Radio Times that it would be impossible to keep the identity of the successor under wraps with the Christmas episode due to shoot in September.

Especially if Matt has already recorded his scenes.

After all, that was quite a haircut

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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