Official: Series 7 Split, Daleks & Angels Return

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More big news today. The BBC has confirmed rumours that Doctor Who Series 7 will be split over two years. They will only air six episodes in 2012, the remainder in 2013.

“Six of them will come out this year, including the Christmas special and then eight in the next year,” said Steven Moffat.

It was also announced that Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will make their final appearance in episode 5.

Moffat revealed: “Amy and Rory will leave in the fifth episode that goes out, and it will be a final encounter with the Weeping Angels.”

Adding: “Not everyone gets out alive. And I mean it this time!”

The Daleks have also been confirmed to appear in the Autumn opener.

The new companion, Jenna-Louise Coleman, is currently planned to join in the 2012 Christmas Special.