Peter Capaldi Is Leaving Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi, who plays the Twelfth Doctor in BBC series Doctor Who has announced his departure from the show

Peter Capaldi, the actor who plays the Twelfth Doctor in hit BBC TV series Doctor Who, has announced this evening that he will be leaving the role at the end of 2017.

The news broke during an interview on BBC Radio 2 with presenter Jo Whiley. For many the news was broken to them via the BBC’s Doctor Who social media pages:

Capaldi said during his BBC Radio 2 interview “I feel that it’s time to move on”. The Twelfth Doctor was announced to be played by Peter Capaldi in August 2013.

Goodbyes will be said to Capaldi’s Doctor at the end of Series 10, ending at the Christmas special in December 2017. Series 10 of Doctor Who is due to air in April 2017.

Presenter Jo Whiley recently Tweeted her upset and shock at the announcement during her radio interview with the Doctor Who actor:

Not to worry, though, there are still 335 days left in 2017 and there is still series ten of the show left for you to enjoy number twelve! Enjoy it while it lasts, a regeneration scene is imminent…

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Written by Beth Smith

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