This hasn't been the best year for Doctor Who fans. Back in January, the show was promised a new lease of life when it was announced that Steven Moffat was stepping down after what will be seven years as showrunner, with Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall taking over in his stead. The problem was that the changeover meant there would be no new series of Doctor Who in 2016 (though the usual Christmas special would go ahead as always).
Still, the BBC weren't going to leave the many millions of Whovians out there in the world with nothing to satisfy them. Enter Class - the latest spin-off show set in the Doctor Who world. Unlike others, though, this one won't follow a pre-existing character in their own adventures but rather a pre-existing location. Coal Hill School first appeared in the pilot episode of Doctor Who way back in 1963 and recently returned as the workplace of Clara Oswald in the last two seasons. Now a whole show has been built around it, with a bunch of high school kids having to protect it from aliens in the Doctor's absence.
With Class finally arriving on BBC Three Online this weekend, here are 8 reasons why you should be excited.