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      Doctor Who — Twelfth Doctor

      Blue Peter Celebrated Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary in Style

      When Blue Peter teamed up with the Doctor Who production crew once again, viewers got the chance to design gadgets used by Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax – better known as the Paternoster Gang – for Series 8. The judging panel included showrunner, Steven Moffat; designer, Michael Pickwoad; brand manager, Edward Russell; and CBBC presenter, Chris Johnson.

      Doctor Who Magazine writers might recognise Chris as being part of their regular Time Team feature – and to prove his credentials on Blue Peter, he proudly wore our Seventh Doctor Jumper! Sadly, he didn't accompany it with the Seventh Doctor Hanky, or Silk Paisley Scarf.

      Chris was on hand during the magazine show's 50th anniversary party, in which Matt Smith answered a few viewers' questions, and the team created Dalek cupcakes. The eventual winners were Connor (13) from Somerset, Arthur (11) from Hampshire, and Amber (7) from Kent, who designed a Sonic Gauntlet for Jenny, Sonic Lorgnette for Strax, and Sonic Hat Pin for Vastra, respectively.

      These all appeared in Peter Capaldi's debut episode, Deep Breath.

      We Want to See Your Selfies with Doctor Who Stars!

      Even the emotionless Cybermen can't resist smiling while having their photo taken with the Doctor and Missy!

      Have you met any Doctor Who stars recently? Did Tom Baker try on your Fourth Doctor Scarf? Was Peter Davison impressed with your Fifth Doctor Jumper? Did you meet Peter Capaldi on-set and shelter from the rain under a TARDIS Umbrella? We love seeing your pictures so get in touch on Facebook or Twitter!

      Did You Spot June Hudson in Doctor Who Spin-Off, Class?

      We were in for a treat when watching the first episode of Doctor Who spin-off, Class, which featured a great little cameo – and no, we're not talking about Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor!

      Chased by shadows in For Tonight We Might Die, Tanya (Vivian Oparah) hides in a shop. There, we meet Mrs. Linderhof, played by June Hudson. You might not recognise her name, but you'll definitely know her work: in the 1970s and 1980s, she was a costume designer on 8 Doctor Who serials starring Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor.

      This included redesigning his iconic costume, resulting in the darker outfit the Doctor wore throughout Season 18.

      Lovarzi owes her a debt, as our replica Season 18 Burgundy Fourth Doctor Scarf remains hugely popular with fandom. Although June's last credit on the show was Logopolis (1981), she also had a hand in Peter Davison's outfit, which eventually resulted in the Fifth Doctor's Jumper.

      Written by Patrick Ness, Class airs on the online-only channel, BBC Three every Saturday, with episodes available to watch on iPlayer.

      Are you enjoying Class? Did you spot June Hudson? Which further easter eggs did you particularly like?

      Chris Chibnall to Replace Steven Moffat as Showrunner

      Chris Chibnall will take over from Steven Moffat as showrunner on Doctor Who.

      Only one episode will be on screens this year - the 2016 Christmas special - while Moffat's last 12-part run, Series 10, will air in spring 2017. Chibnall's first series will be on BBCOne in 2018; it's unknown whether the show will continue with this spring transmission once Steven departs or if it'll be in the autumn slot it's occupied for the last two years.

      Series 1- 5 were all transmitted in the spring, while Series 6 and 7 were split between spring and autumn.

      It's unknown if a new companion will debut this Christmas, but a replacement for Jenna Coleman's Clara Oswald will be in place for Series 10.

      Moffat has been head writer and executive producer since Series 5, broadcast in 2010, and has worked alongside Chibnall on The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood (which reintroduced the Silurians), Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, and The Power of Three. Chris' first work on Doctor Who was 2007's 42, and has since created the hit crime-drama, Broadchurch for ITV.

      "Feels odd to be talking about leaving when I’m just starting work on the scripts for season 10, but the fact is my timey-wimey is running out," Steven Moffat said. "While Chris is doing his last run of Broadchurch, I’ll be finishing up on the best job in the universe and keeping the TARDIS warm for him. It took a lot of gin and tonic to talk him into this, but I am beyond delighted that one of the true stars of British Television drama will be taking the Time Lord even further into the future. At the start of season 11, Chris Chibnall will become the new showrunner of Doctor Who. And I will be thrown in a skip."

      Chibnall, too, is a massive fan of Doctor Who, and was head writer on the first two series of Torchwood. "Doctor Who is the ultimate BBC programme: bold, unique, vastly entertaining, and adored all around the world. So it's a privilege and a joy to be the next curator of this funny, scary and emotional family drama," Chris enthused. "I’ve loved Doctor Who since I was four years old, and I’m relishing the thought of working with the exceptional team at BBC Wales to create new characters, creatures and worlds for the Doctor to explore. Steven’s achieved the impossible by continually expanding Doctor Who's creative ambition, while growing its global popularity. He’s been a dazzling and daring showrunner, and hearing his plans and stories for 2017, it’s clear he’ll be going out with a bang. Just to make my life difficult."

      Steven ushered in two Doctors: Matt Smith's Eleventh and Peter Capaldi's Twelfth, and the former said this about his departure: "I’m sad to see Steven Moffat leave. He was a wonderful, wonderful asset to the show and I had the most amazing time with him. He’s a great friend, one of the greatest writers on the planet, and I think he’s just done wonders for Doctor Who. I’m forever indebted to him."

      Naturally, everyone at Lovarzi would like to congratulate Chris Chibnall on his new appointment, and we look forward to the brilliant timey-wimey days ahead. And we also have to say a fond farewell to Steven... but not just yet. There's still 13 episodes of his wonderful tenure to go!

      Images: BBC