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'Doctor Who' Fans Freak Out Over Upcoming Title Role Announcement

The date is set to unveil Peter Capaldi's replacement.

Whovians, prepare yourselves. The new Doctor Who is about to be unveiled.

On Friday, the BBC teased fans of its long-running sci-fi series by revealing when it would announce Peter Capaldi’s replacement in the lead role. 

There’s not long to wait, as the name of the 13th Doctor will reportedly be made public this Sunday:

The big reveal is expected sometime after the men’s singles final at the Wimbledon tennis championship. The exact time depends on when the match ends, but it is expected to be around 1:30 p.m EST.

Fans are slightly ridiculously excited about the pending announcement:

Some tweeters, meanwhile, have speculated about the timing of the disclosure:

Billie Piper, who played companion Rose Tyler on the popular show from 2005 to 2013, also tweeted about the announcement on Sunday.

Secrecy still surrounds who will succeed Capaldi. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is currently the bookmakers’ favorite for the part, and would make history as the first female Doctor should she get the nod.

“Love Actually” star Kris Marshall, “Homeland” actor David Harewood and Natalie Dormer from “Game of Thrones” are also reportedly in the running.

Whoever ends up snagging the part is expected to make their debut during the Christmas 2017 special. 

Capaldi broke the news of his departure back in January.

I’ve always been somebody that did a lot of different things,” he told BBC Radio 2 host Jo Whiley. “I’ve never done one job for three years, I feel it’s sort of time for me to move on to different challenges.”

This post has been updated to include Piper’s tweet.

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