After 3 whole months of weekly Doctor Who episodes, last night was the first time in a while that fans were left bereft – and it’s fair to say that a lot of people were missing the Time Lord and his adventures.
— D ~ (@abitmeddlesome) July 8, 2017
— Christine (@ligatureD3siGn) July 8, 2017
— tael (@rafcorreia) July 8, 2017
Terrible feeling that's there's no new #DoctorWho tonight. But what to watch…..?
— The Trial Of A Time Lord Podcast (@WhoTrial) July 8, 2017
— Luke Spillane ???? (@lukespillane) July 8, 2017
— Julia Kowalska (@girl_fromTARDIS) July 8, 2017
Remembering that #DoctorWho won't come back until christmas it's heartbreaking ?
— Vallantina (@vallabennet) July 9, 2017
And with five long months to go until Christmas, we’re betting there’ll be a lot more tough Doctor Who-less Saturday nights until fans finally get to find out what’s next for Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor – so perhaps it’s lucky that series star Matt Lucas has found a novel way of getting around the problem.
There was no 'Doctor Who' tonight but it's fine because I can just look in the mirror and see Nardole
— MATT LUCAS (@RealMattLucas) July 8, 2017
Admittedly, we can’t all pull the same trick – unless you’re secretly also a Doctor Who star reading in which case, hello – but we’re sure fans will come up with many similarly ingenious coping mechanisms for the long wait ahead. You’re a resourceful bunch.
Doctor Who returns to BBC1 this Christmas