However, the Sun have claimed that the eighth series of Doctor Who, which will be the Twelfth Doctor's first series, will air in August 2014, and will be a 12-episode, uninterrupted run. The tabloid newspaper claim:
Beeb bosses had to admit Matt’s exit after a leaked email from its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, to clients gave the game away.
The mail, sent [last] Friday, told of plans to air 12 new episodes from August 2014. Crucially, it said: “This will give the new Doctor a chance to develop with the audience (apologies for this spoiler if you didn’t know).”The Sun have a patchy track record with rumours - but as they state in the article, they reported on Matt Smith's departure in the Christmas Special well before it was officially announced - and considering the reliable Radio Times have also stated that series 8 will likely be 12 episodes, this looks like a rumour which may turn out to be true.
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[Source: Doctor Who TV]