Peter Capaldi has announced he will be leaving the TARDIS at the end of Doctor Who Series 10 this year, after only three seasons in the role of the Doctor.
In an interview on BBC’s Radio 2 Peter 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.”
“I’m always someone that did different things. I’ve never done one job for three years before and I feel it’s time for me to move on to different challenges.”
Steven Moffat, who is also finishing up at the end of this series, 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.”
Peter will be joined in Series 10 by new companion Pearl Mackie (Bill), and Matt Lucas (Nardole) with guest appearances to come from David Suchet and Michelle Gomez.
Chris Chibnall (Torchwood, Life on Mars, Broadchurch) will take over for Series 11.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 30, 2017