A report started circulating earlier this week, suggesting that viewers in America would have access to this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special earlier than the rest of us. That Twice Upon A Time would be going out on December 18th in the States, who would get to see Peter Capaldi’s regeneration before the rest of us.
It was a rumour that quickly gained traction, but thankfully, it’s proven not to be true.
As per the BBC’s reporter Lizo Mzimba, the confusion looks like it’s been caused by BBC America’s plan to screen an earlier Who Christmas special the week before December 25th. It definitely won’t be showing Twice Upon A Time early, which will screen on BBC One first.
It’ll be on Christmas Day, at 5.30pm.
Panic over! This is ‘categorically not’ this year’s Xmas Special says BBC Worldwide (it’s probably The Return of Doctor Mysterio). As usual BBC America will have the US premiere of Twice Upon A Time. And UK viewers will see it before anywhere else on BBC One. https://t.co/rOCHZD6ifb
— lizo mzimba (@lizo_mzimba) December 5, 2017