Tuesday 31 January 2017

Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who this Christmas

Peter Capaldi announced he's leaving Doctor Who, after taking over from Matt Smith in 2013, during the Jo Whiley show on BBC Radio 2 last evening. He said:

"One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic."

Whilst Capaldi's incarnation has been divisive amongst fans, I've enjoyed his portrayal. You can read my series 8 and series 9 discussions with fellow Whovian Andrew Lewin.

Series 10 starts 15th April and Capaldi will exit during the Christmas special, which also sees showrunner Steven Moffat passing the baton to, the creator of Broadchurch, Chris Chibnall.

Are you sad Peter Capaldi is leaving and who would be a good replacement? Let me know in the comments below.

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