Peter Capaldi Leaving Doctor Who This Christmas

Peter Capaldi, who joined Doctor Who in 2013, has announced that he is standing down after three series as The Doctor. The 2017 Christmas special will be his final episode, when the character will regenerate.

Since he was unveiled to the nation as the the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capldi has fought Daleks and Davros, Cybermen, Zygons, new monsters like the Veil and old foes the Time Lords. However, when the series returns for a twelve episode run on Easter Saturday it will be his last, along with writer and executive producer Steven Moffat.

Moffat says: “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. But hey, it’s a long way from over.”

“Peters’ 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!”