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New Doctor Who to be revealed

David Tennant as Doctor Who

It's the news all Doctor Who fans have been waiting for - the actor who will take over the Tardis from David Tennant will soon be revealed.

The new Time Lord - whoever he or she will be - is going to be unveiled in Saturday's episode of Doctor Who Confidential.

The eleventh Doctor will pick up the sonic screw driver in 2010, when David Tennant stands down.

So tune in to BBC One at 5.35pm to find out who's Who.

David Tennant stepped into the role of the Doctor back in 2005.

But in October, he announced he would be quitting the sci-fi show later this year.

Lots of speculation

Since then, loads of people have been wondering who he will regenerate into.

Some Who-fans even think the new Doctor could be a woman, for the first time in the show's history.

Some actors being talked about to take over:
Paterson Joseph
Paterson Joseph (pictured)
David Morrisey
James Nesbitt
John Simm

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!".

Whatever happens, David Tennant's time as the Doctor isn't over just yet.

He's currently filming four special episodes of the show, which will go out this year and in early 2010.

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