Who will it be? Doctor Who Fans Await For The 13th

Who will it be? Doctor Who Fans Await For The 13th

It’s the day that Doctor Who fans have been waiting for with bated breath – on Sunday the BBC will announce the identity of the 13th actor to play the Time Lord.

Peter Capaldi’s successor will be revealed after the Wimbledon men’s singles final between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic, which is scheduled to start at 2pm.

A short trailer from the Doctor Who Twitter account got people excited about who could take over. It shows the number 13 in several locations, including Downing Street. It closes with the words: “Meet the 13th Doctor after the Wimbledon men’s final … Sunday 16th July.”

Ahead of the big disclosure people have taken to social media to talk about who they think should get the coveted role and the suggestions – some of which involve some excellent use of Photoshop – range from Jeremy Corbyn to Larry the cat.

The names of comics, including Richard Ayoade, were also thrown into the ring.

Some think that the next Doctor could be played by a woman, with rumours that Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the actor and creator of comedy Fleabag, is among the frontrunners.

However Twitter was filled with a range of other suggestions, including Tilda Swinton, who won a Bafta award for best actress in a supporting role in 2008 for her performance in Michael Clayton.

Broadchurch’s Jodie Whittaker has also been tipped as a late favourite, with co-star Olivia Colman another woman in the running

Capaldi will give up the role after this year’s Christmas special. He recently told Radio Times that his regeneration as the Time Lord would be “more complicated than recent ones”.

So who is your money on?

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