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April 24th, 2017
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It only feels like yesterday that Peter Capaldi was being announced as the Twelfth Doctor, but time really does fly when you’re having fun as it’s already four years later and the end of his epic era is nigh.

Exactly when he’ll be handing over his TARDIS duties, though, we’re not entirely sure. It was assumed that the regeneration scene would feature in this year’s Christmas Special, which has been confirmed as both Peter and outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat’s final episode, however a spanner has recently been thrown into the works…

That spanner being this Series 10 trailer, which shocked us all with a blink and you’ll miss it clip of the Doctor’s death-defying process seemingly beginning. That combined with the fact that Peter recently revealed that he’s already filmed his character’s final moments, despite the fact the festive episode doesn’t film until July. It’s confusing to say the least!

But then again, when isn’t it? Nobody really knows what’s going on, but here is the place where you can post your theories. We’re sure we’ll slowly learn more as Series 10 continues, so be sure to check back in to dissect the latest developments. We’ll put a link in the sidebar for easy access, so you’ll never be too far away if you need to simultaneously speculate and self-combust in equal measure.

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April 17th, 2017
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A new rumour has surfaced today suggesting that a guest star who appeared during the 50th anniversary festivities will be returning in this year’s Doctor Who Christmas Special, which starts filming in July.

According to the Mirror (we know, but what’s the harm in speculating?), David Bradley will be reprising his role as the First Doctor to share the screen with Peter Capaldi in his and Steven Moffat’s final episode.

100% unofficial at the moment, but intriguing nonetheless…

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April 2nd, 2017
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Pearl Mackie will be leaving Doctor Who after just one series, according to a new rumour.

Although her character, Bill Potts, has yet to officially appear on screen (last year’s Friend from the Future scene notwithstanding…), everybody’s favourite – *ahem* – tabloid has claimed that the Twelfth Doctor’s incoming companion will be vacating the TARDIS with him when he departs in this year’s Christmas Special. Their respective exits will give new showrunner Chris Chibnall the chance to start from scratch when he takes over for Series 11.

So, while it seems nonsensical to be discussing Pearl’s exit before she has even started, we thought it was worth reporting nonetheless. Let us know your thoughts in the comments…

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April 2nd, 2017
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Steven Moffat has described incoming companion Bill Potts as “sensational”, revealing that Pearl Mackie “owns the show”.

“She is quite different, much more grounded and earthy,” he told iNews. “She’s terrific. Very charming and engaging.”

Of course, Bill won’t be stepping aboard the TARDIS alone when Series 10 hits our screens later this month, as Matt Lucas will also once again be reprising his role as Nardole. The showrunner explained: “Nardole was initially in it for a few episodes but now he’s in all of them, one way or another.”

Discussing the casting of the Thirteenth Doctor, who will be picked by his successor Chris Chibnall, Steven affirmed: “Chris is going to be working with the actor for a few years. It’s a pressure cooker. It can be tough, so you need to choose your friend wisely. So long as it works for the good of the show, that’s fine. But whatever he does is absolutely fine by me.”

The next Doctor will make his or her screen debut in the Christmas Special, Steven’s last episode, in which Chris is given “a minute at the end” to introduce the newest incarnation.

The Doctor is BACK on 15th April – check out the BRAND NEW, full-length trailer…

April 2nd, 2017
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Peter Capaldi is interviewed in today’s Sunday Times in which he confirms that this year’s Christmas Special – AKA, his final episode as the Doctor – will be filmed in July.

The actor will be stepping down from the iconic role after three series and revealed that he’ll “quite possibly” burst into tears when the time comes to vacate the TARDIS this summer. “I’ve cried already – no, not really,” he said. “But they’re such a nice group of people, so I’ll miss them terribly. And, you know, it’s the end of something. I’ve never done anything for this long before.”

He added: “It is connected to my childhood, plus it brings this warm response from people and children, fans of all different stripes. It’s a magical thing. But then suddenly, it’s over…”

But not quite yet! Peter returns as the Doctor for his final full series on Saturday 15th April.

New adventures. New companion. Same Doctor! Read the latest Series 10 news…

January 30th, 2017
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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…

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