After speculation that the show will be returning in the Autumn rather than the Spring, Steven Moffat this morning revealed it will be on at both times.
The BBC released a statement saying
"The split transmission is the result of a request from Steven Moffat to write a new Doctor Who story arc which involves a big plot twist in the middle of the series. By splitting the series Moffat plans to give viewers one of the most exciting Doctor Who cliffhangers and plot twists ever, leaving them waiting, on the edge of their seats, until the autumn to find out what happens."
So far, there is no word about whether or not the BBC themselves had any hand in the decision, and it is as yet unknown where this would leave a possible Christmas special for 2011, though it is rumoured that this split season is to ease us into a full transition to Autumn scheduling for 2012.
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