Doctor Who is set to move to its latest ever time slot, due to the return of Strictly Come Dancing.
Each week, the show will begin at 8:30pm on BBC One, starting on Saturday, 27th September. The change in start time means an end time of 9:15pm - a quarter of an hour past the watershed.
Speaking to Radio Times, a BBC insider said: “It’s always been the plan for this series of Doctor Who to follow Strictly, once Strictly started, in the same way that Atlantis and previously Merlin did, as this series is on air in the autumn.”
“It’s going to be a brilliant BBC One Saturday night with Strictly into Doctor Who,” the BBC insider continued. “Viewing levels are still high at that time amongst young audiences and children, and Doctor Who has always generated very high levels of recorded playback and iPlayer viewing, so lots of children and families already choose a time that suits them over the days that follow.”