BREAKING NEWS! Peter Capaldi To Leave Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi has announced that he is stepping down from his role as The Doctor in Doctor Who.

Peter Capaldi as the Doctor

Speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, Peter Capaldi stated “The final time will you see me on screen will be Christmas 2017. We are doing epic stuff until then – I am not done yet. That is the beauty of Doctor Who it renews,”

Peter Capaldi with his Sonic Shades

Peter Capaldi made his debut as the iconic Time Lord in 2013’s 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, where we were only shown his eyebrows. Since then he has appeared in two series and three Christmas Specials, with a third full series and fourth Christmas Special to come. This news won’t come as a shock to most Whovians as many of the actors to have played the Doctor have followed the advice given by Patrick Troughton to Peter Davison on when to leave the show – Patrick Troughton having infamously told Mr. Davison to leave after three years.

The Second Doctor and the Fifth Doctor meet in The Five Doctors

That still doesn’t make it any less devastating that we won’t get to see Peter Capaldi’s epic killer eyebrows again.

Peter Capaldi’s killer eyebrows

When asked who he would like to see play the next incarnation of the Doctor, Peter revealed ‘I would like Frances de la Tour as the first female Doctor – that would be great. It is a magical thing and I know it will go on to greater nights.’

Frances de la Tour – the first female Doctor?

Series 10 of Doctor Who will see Pearl Mackie join the current TARDIS crew of The Doctor and Matt Lucas’ Nardole as university canteen worker Bill Potts. Guest stars in the upcoming series include David Suchet as ‘The Landlord‘, Ralf Little as Steadfast and Michelle Gomez as Missy.

Missy has been confirmed for a Series 10 appearance

Many classic series fans will be pleased to learn that the writer of the 1989 serial SurvivalRona Munro, has been confirmed for the tenth series. Rona Munro’s episode will be entitled The Eaters of Light and will be the ninth episode in the run.

Rona Munro’s first Doctor Who story, 1989’s Survival

Doctor Who will return for Peter Capaldi’s final series on the 15th April 2017 with A Star In Her Eye.


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