Today’s the day! BBC One will reveal the identity of the 13th Doctor after the Wimbledon Men’s Final, which is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. BST/9 a.m. EST.
Speaking about his departure earlier this year during an interview on BBC’s Radio 2, Peter said: “This will be the end for me. I feel sad. I love Doctor Who. It’s a fantastic program to work on and it’s been a huge pleasure to work with a family, really. I can’t praise the people I’ve worked with more highly. But I’ve always been somebody that did a lot of different things. I’ve never done one job for three years. This is the first time I’ve done this and I feel that it’s time for me to move on to different challenges.”
“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.”
Capaldi, who replaced Matt Smith in the role in 2013, will leave in the 2017 Christmas special. Both Peter Capaldi and showrunner Steven Moffat will say goodbye to fans next week at San Diego Comic-Con.