Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi leaving after Series 10

Peter Capaldi is officially leaving Doctor Who

After a year of no new Doctor Who episodes (besides the obligator Christmas special, of course), we’ve finally got some Major News, but it’s not necessarily good: Peter Capaldi is planning on hanging up the sonic screwdriver and departing the show after Series 10, his third series as the Doctor.

Come Capaldi’s departure, he would have spent the same amount of time in the TARDIS as Doctors 10 and 11, David Tennant and Matt Smith, so we guess him leaving isn’t really a surprise.

What is surprising, however, is that the actor announced the news during an interview with presenter Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 this week.

He said: “I feel it’s time to move on… I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it’s a fantastic programme to work on. I can’t praise the people I work with more highly, but I have always been someone that did a lot of different things.”

Before Capaldi leaves Doctor Who for good, he’ll be joined by Pearl Mackie, playing new companion Bill, for one last series, which is set to start airing on BBC One later this year.

Soooooo… who do you want to take over from Peter Capaldi?

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