Doctor Who series 10 confirmed

Series nine begins in September but fans can expect more sci-drama in 2016

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Everyone's favourite time-travelling doctor will be back in his Tardis for a tenth series of Doctor Who.

The news was revealed under the radar on page 32 of the BBC Worldwide Annual Review and eventually picked up by beady-eyed fans.

"During the year matters under review included plans to launch the global genre brands BBC First in Australia and New Zealand on Foxtel and BBC Brit and BBC Earth in Poland; and investments in The Musketeers S3 and Doctor Who S10," the key line reads.

It was already known that The Musketeers is set for a third series but only the upcoming series nine of Doctor Who had been discussed in the press.

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are returning for series nine, which launches on BBC One on 19 September. Coleman had previously been expected to leave the sci-fi drama but decided after the Christmas special that she would stay on.

The series nine trailer was released at Comic-Con last weekend, with Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams making her guest appearance.

 

Series eight of Doctor Who was seen by an average consolidated UK audience of 7.4 million and has aired in more than 70 countries.

Casting for series ten remains unknown at this stage.

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