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Doctor Who to Announce the 13th Doctor Following Wimbledon on 7/16

Doctor Who to Announce the 13th Doctor Following Wimbledon 7/16

With a surprise announcement, the BBC decides to reveal the 13th Doctor for their hit series Doctor Who, following Wimbledon Men’s Final on Sunday, July 16th. Despite reports that they would be announcing their pick for the 13th Doctor at San Diego Comic Con just a week from Wimbledon, they’ve caught us off guard.

There is much speculation on who the 13th Doctor will be, some even hinting that the finale of season 10 suggested at the first ever female Doctor. They think the hands of the Doctor following regeneration release looked very feminine. Also, there are a few lines in the finale regarding females that seem to foreshadow the 13th Doctor as a female.

While I personally would not mind a female Doctor, I think that the series could really benefit from having a young male Doctor to bring the ratings higher. Peter Capaldi did a wonderful job as the Doctor but the young male Doctor pulls in a younger audience, which the show needs.

Some predict that the new Doctor may also be the first POC Doctor, which would also be a landmark in the show. Predictions have included:

Kris Marshall 

Marshall is famous for Love Actually, Death in Paradise, and My Family. He is 44 years old. I know there is a lot of controversy and a lot of people saying Kris has already been cast. I think that he has the potential to be a good Doctor but needs to strike a balance between goofy and serious to really pull off the role.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Waller-Bridge is famous for Fleabag, Man Up, and Crashing. She is 32 years old. I just don’t see Phoebe as the first female Doctor.

Olivia Coleman 

Coleman is famous for the hit BBC show Broadchurch on which she acted beside former Doctor David Tennant, The Night Manager, and The Lobster. She is 43 years old. Her acting chops are without a doubt some of the best and she would be a great Doctor.

Ben Whishaw

Whishaw is famous for 007, Skyfall, and Cloud Atlas. He is 36 years old. He gives me a very Matt Smith as the Doctor vibe with perhaps a bit more serious side. Doctor Who could benefit from seeing a younger male Doctor again.

Many names have been swirling about as a prediction for who the next Doctor will be. While we have many guesses and we don’t know for sure, we do know that the last few minutes of the Wimbledon Men’s Final will have the highest number of viewers it has had for a very very very long time with people tuning in from all around the world to meet their new Doctor.

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