'Doctor Who' Series 8: Who is the new Doctor?

The speculation about who will replace Matt Smith, becoming the 12th Doctor in Series 8 of "Doctor Who" is almost at it's end. The BBC is set to make a live announcement Sunday (August 4).The moment it was announced Matt Smith would be departing the show, fans lit up the internet with ideas an rumors about who would fill his spot. Many wondered if the new Doctor would be black, with "Luther's" Idris Elba having his name passed around quite a bit.Others have thought maybe it was time for a female Doctor, with Billie Piper a favorite. She, of course, played the first companion, Rose Tyler, when the series relaunched, starring with Christopher Eccleston (Nine) and David Tennant (Ten). She's also returning with Tennant for "Doctor Who's" 50th anniversary special.However, If a tweet from celebrity photographer Rankin is any indication, the new Doctor isn't a woman. "Just photographed the next Dr Who for tonight's announcement,"...



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