The 'new' logo for Doctor Who's 2023 episodes has been revealed – though it's more a new take on an old favourite.


In a new video teaser, it was confirmed that the BBC sci-fi series is bringing back the classic 'diamond' logo – as seen during Tom Baker's tenure as the Fourth Doctor in the 1970s.

The diamond logo remains popular amongst fans and is considered a design classic, but its return feels especially fitting given that next year marks 60 years of Doctor Who, or the show's diamond anniversary.

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Following Sunday night's BBC centenary special, The Power of the Doctor, David Tennant and Catherine Tate will appear in three special episodes to mark the anniversary, set to air in November 2023.

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Following the anniversary specials, Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa will then take control of the TARDIS as the Fifteenth Doctor, with his first episode airing "over the festive period" in 2023.

It has also been announced today (25th October) that new episodes of Doctor Who will be available to stream on Disney Plus from next year outside of the UK and Ireland, though the BBC will remain the show's exclusive home in the UK.

Returning as head writer and executive producer following his previous successful stint as showrunner from 2005 to 2010, Russell T Davies said: "I love this show, and this is the best of both worlds – with the vision and joy of the BBC and Disney Plus together we can launch the TARDIS all around the planet, reaching a new generation of fans while keeping our traditional home firmly on the BBC in the UK."

Viewers have already been treated to a first-look teaser for the 60th anniversary specials, which feature a fleeting glimpse of Gatwa.

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