Can it have been so long already? On
4 August, 2013, the new Doctor was announced via a
special live telecast event, hosted by Zoe Ball, titled “Doctor Who Live: The
Next Doctor.” The event was broadcast in the UK
on BBC One and in the US
on BBC America.
The event boasted interviews from former Doctor Who stars leading up to the big reveal, including Bernard Cribbins, former Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker, and a special video congratulations/advice from the exiting Doctor, Matt Smith.