The Doctor Who news keeps pouring in, including the exciting announcement that both Ncuti Gatwa and companion Millie Gibson are already in Cardiff filming the new season – and now we know how many episodes it will consist of.


Returning showrunner Russell T Davies confirmed during a chat with Doctor Who Magazine that season 14 will have eight episodes.

The It's A Sin creator noted that the episode count is down on previous runs, but reassured fans by saying: "OK, that's fewer episodes than the last full season. But give us time. We have plans, and that's a promise!"

It definitely does sound like Davies will make up for the shorter season with other content.

Of course, there are the 60th anniversary specials starring David Tennant to look forward to before then. Plus, the return of Christmas specials.

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Davies confirmed in the same interview that he's already working on the 2024 Christmas special, so Doctor Who fans won't be short of things to discuss despite the 13-month wait between The Power of the Doctor and the 60th anniversary specials airing.

You can read the full interview in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine – out tomorrow (Thursday 8th December).

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