While fans await confirmation as to if current lead Peter Capaldi will stay or leave when Steven Moffat passes over the reigns of the long running sci-fi, the BBC have announced that we will shortly know who will be joining him in the TARDIS for his next set of adventures through time and space.
The current unknown will be announced on BBC One in the UK this Saturday evening during the half time of the match between Everton and Manchester United. Obviously live sport is subject to various extensions so citing a specific time is difficult, though the BBC promises the news will be posted online soon after the on air announcement.
The new companion will replace Jenna Coleman’s Clara Oswald, who stepped down last year after two and a half seasons. Coleman joined the show under previous Doctor Matt Smith’s tenure, playing a key role in the storyline celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary in 2013.