Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who at Christmas

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Actor Peter Capaldi, is stepping down as Doctor Who at the end of this year.

Capaldi made the shock announcement during a live radio broadcast on the UK’s BBC Radio 2 show with presenter Jo Whiley. “I feel it’s time to move on”, he said.

“One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best,” said Capaldi. “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.”

The tenth season which is slated to debut in April of this year, will also mark the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat.

The 58-year-old Glasgow-born star became the 12th actor to play the Doctor in 2013.

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