New Doctor to be revealed on Saturday

Since David Tennant announced he was handing in the keys to the TARDIS at the National Television Awards, we've been on 24/7 tenterhooks wondering who new boss Steven Moffat will pick to carry the show into 2010. We're not going to have to wait much longer, as the 11th Doctor will be revealed in a special Doctor Who Confidential airing on BBC One at 5.35pm on Saturday 3 January.

The actor stepping into the biggest role on British telly will be giving his (or maybe her) reaction to becoming a Time Lord, in what's likely to be the most watched Confidential of all time. "We are so pleased to have been able to cast this person as the new Doctor," said Head of Drama BBC Wales (and Who producer) Piers Wenger. "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!"

Sounds like one hell of a Christmas present - even if it is a week late!

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