In a special live broadcast, the BBC has announced that the role of Doctor Who would next be played by Peter Capaldi. Amid much hype and speculation, Peter Capaldi was unveiled as the next Doctor during a special live television event on BBC ONE. Widely regarded as one of the biggest roles in British television, Capaldi will be the Twelfth Doctor and take over at Christmas.

Peter Capaldi says, “Being asked to play The Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.”

Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer says : “It’s an incendiary combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television. Peter Capaldi is in the TARDIS!”