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Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who at Christmas 2017

By Cameron K McEwan on Sunday 29 January 2017

Last night Peter Capaldi announced that his time as the Twelfth Doctor is over.

Speaking to Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2, Capaldi stated that this year would be his last, adding, "I feel it’s time to move on."

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The forthcoming series, which airs from April, will be his last with the 2017 Christmas Special being his final episode at the Twelfth Doctor.

Peter Capaldi 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."

Watch a trailer for Doctor Who Series 10 featuring Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas below:

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer said:

“For years before I ever imagined being involved in Doctor Who, or had ever met the man, I wanted to work with Peter Capaldi. I could not have imagined that one day we’d be standing on the TARDIS together. Like Peter, I’m facing up to leaving the best job I’ll ever have, but knowing I do so in the company of the best, and kindest and cleverest of men, makes the saddest of endings a little sweeter.

But hey, it’s a long way from over. Peters’ amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard - Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”

Doctor Who Series 10 airs from April 15, 2017.