SERIES 13 of Doctor Who only wrapped up a few weeks ago, but fans won't have to wait long for more of their favourite time traveler.

Eve of the Daleks will see Jodie Whittaker return as the 13th Doctor and follow her as she grapples with what looks to be a time loop.

Who stars in the Doctor Who New Year's Day special?

Doctor Who will be back on screens for a festive special on New Year's Day 2022.

The episode, titled Eve of the Daleks, will see the Doctor and her companions Yasmin and Dan (plus some special guest stars) take on some of the series most iconic villains, the Daleks.

Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor

Eve of the Daleks is the first of a trio of specials that will be Jodie Whittaker's last, as she'll be departing the series at the end of 2022.

It's not yet clear who'll be stepping into the iconic role next, but some of the favourites include Olly Alexander, Michael Sheen and Michaela Coel.

Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan

Companion Yasmin Khan – played by Mandip Gill – first joined the show for its' eleventh series back in 2018.

Before joining Doctor Who, Gill appeared in Hollyoaks as Phoebe Jackson, a homeless teen, before leaving the soap in 2015.

John Bishop as Dan Lewis

Another regular companion, comedian John Bishop joined the show for its' thirteenth series, with his character Dan first unveiled in a teaser trailer aired after the 2020 New Year's special.

John has confirmed that he'll be leaving the show, however, having starred in just one full series.

Aisling Bea as Sarah

The first member of the guest cast confirmed for the special is This Way Up star Aisling Bea.

Her character, Sarah, is the owner and operator of ELF Storage – but so far, that's all we know about her.

Adjani Salmon as Nick

Adjani Salmon is also joining the Doctor Who cast as a special guest.

The actor and director, best known for Dreaming Whilst Black, will be playing Nick, one of Sarah's customers at ELF Storage.

Pauline McLynn

Father Ted star Pauline McLynn is also set to star in the New Year's episode, but her role has yet to be revealed by the BBC.

Instead, it looks like fans will have to wait and see what part the actress will be playing.

When is the Doctor Who New Year's Day special on TV?

The special episode will air on New Year's Day (January 1) on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

However, as the BBC have yet to reveal their festive schedule beyond December 27, the exact air time is not yet known.

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