Steven Moffat, showrunner for the sci-fi drama, confirmed the change to the Doctor Who blog on the BBC website.
The interior of The Doctor's famous blue box has received a makeover from Michael Pickwoad, the show's production designer since 2010.
The TARDIS's refreshed look will then stay for Matt Smith's Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman's new companion Clara for the eight new episodes in 2013 in the lead-up to the show's much-anticipated 50th anniversary.
See the TARDIS take off for the first time in this classic 1963 Doctor Who clip below:
Doctor Who returns on Christmas Day for its festive special 'The Snowmen' at 5.15pm on BBC One.
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Watch a BBC teaser for Doctor Who's Christmas special below: