Peter Capaldi Announces He Is Leaving Doctor Who

It’s that time again Whovians, another Doctor is giving up the TARDIS key, the 12th (13th) Doctor, Peter Capaldi, is leaving BBC’s Doctor Who.

The 58-year-old actor, who took on the role from Matt Smith in 2013, announced the news during a BBC Radio 2 show with Jo Whiley saying “I feel it’s time to move on”.

Capaldi will leave the show at the end of the next series, due to air later this year.

It will no doubt come as a shock to most fans of the show, given his love for the character having been a life-long fan of the show himself.

It has not been a great week of Who fans as this news follows the sad loss of acting legend John Hurt who famously played the War Doctor in the 50th anniversary just before Capaldi took on the role.

So who should be the next Doctor? It’s not going to take much to bring in some big names given the show’s huge success over the other side of the Atlantic. Maybe another unknown after the success of Matt Smith?

The Doctor will return later this year on BBC 1.

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