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3/11/2013 09:55:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The "Doctor Who" edition of Pointless Celebrities has now been confirmed for Saturday 23rd March at 7:00pm on BBC One.

The show will feature four pairs of well-known Doctor Who stars pitted against each other to win the Pointless Trophy: the seventh Doctor team of Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred; the companion team of Frazer Hines and Louise Jameson; the 'noble' team of Bernard Cribbins and Jacqueline King; and finally the "sixth Doctor" pairing of Nicola Bryant and Andrew Hayden-Smith (standing in for Colin Baker who was participating in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here at the time of recording).

Pointless Celebrities. 23 March 2013 (Credit: BBC) Pointless Photo (Credit: Louise Jameson)

The episode was recorded at BBC Television Centre on 13th November 2012, hosted as always by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman - who will receive some assistance from K-9 (aka John Leeson and Mat Irvine)! Both are Doctor Who fans, with Osman telling Doctor Who Magazine:
Doctor Who's got everything, hasn't it? It's got amazing stories. It's got a sort of soap opera behind the scenes of who's going to be the next Doctor. It's got great writers and an intelligence and a humanity behind it. Doctor Who has brought nothing but good things to the world.

Please note that the time of broadcast has been confirmed by the Radio Times as for 7:00pm, and not 6:00pm as previously reported.