Peter Capaldi Feels It’s Time to Move On, Announces His Final Season of Doctor Who

The wonderful 12th Doctor is stepping down from the BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi saddened fans around the world when he announced his leaving to Jo Whiley during a BBC Radio 2 show. He plans to leave at the end of this year saying, “I feel it’s time to move on”, from the beloved show. Capaldi started his role as the 12th Doctor in 2013 at 55 years old and the 10th season will be the last time we get to see our quirky number 12.

“I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic program to work on… It can’t praise the people I work with more highly, but I have always been someone that did a lot of different things.”

According to Capaldi, they asked him to stay after his contract was up, but he was ready to move on to other things. The newest season starts in Spring and he says that his final episode will be the Christmas Special. Capaldi tried to comfort everyone by reassuring that he is still the Doctor for now, so we should all really savor these final episodes before we find out who the new Doctor will be. The Director of BBC, Charlotte Moore, said that, “He has been a tremendous Doctor who has brought his own unique wisdom and charisma to the role.” Not only will this be the last season for Peter Capaldi, but for Steven Moffat as well. The writer and Executive Producer had wonderful things to say about Capaldi in an announcement on BBC.

“Peter’s 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! 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.”

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Are you sad to see Peter Capaldi go? We sure are! Let us know how you feel and who you think should be the next Doctor in the comment section below! Love everything Doctor Who? Check out these other articles below!

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