BREAKING NEWS: Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who in 2017 Christmas Special
It has been confirmed that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of the year.
The announcement was made by the man himself during an appearance on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show earlier tonight (Monday), before an accompanying press release affirming the details of his exit was released online. After Series 10 airs this spring, the Time Lord will regenerate into the Thirteenth Doctor in this year’s Christmas Special, which will also be the last episode to be written by outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat.
“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best,” Peter said. “From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity and generosity points to a brighter future ahead. I cannot thank everyone enough. It has been truly cosmic.”
As Steven also prepares to bid farewell to the “best job” he’ll ever have, he reassured fans by teasing that the Twelfth Doctor’s “greatest adventures are yet to come”, adding that, “Capaldi’s not done with you yet!” He continued: “Knowing that I’m leaving in the company of the best, kindest and cleverest of men makes the saddest of endings a little bit sweeter.”
So, there you have it! After a frenzy of speculation, the Twelfth Doctor’s time is running out. Will you be sad to see Peter go, or has his Doctor run his cause? And who should be his successor? Share your initial reactions to this breaking news in the comments below…