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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.

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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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