Peter Capaldi Confirms He Is Departing DOCTOR WHO (Updated)

BBC has confirmed on social media with a statement from Peter Capaldi that the current Doctor Who star will depart the series after the upcoming 10th season. 

UPDATE:

Following the initial tweets from BBC that broke this story, an official press release was sent out with addition quotes from Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and EP Steven Moffat from an appearance on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show.

From Peter Capaldi:

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.

From Steven Moffat:

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!

It was also announced the 10th Season would kick off on  Saturday April 15th at 9PM featuring a new companion Bill played by Pearl Mackie.

ORIGINAL POST: 

Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor in 2013, replacing the very popular Matt Smith as the immortal time traveler from Gallifrey.  The actor is leaving along with long time show runner /writer and EP Steven Moffat at the end of the season.

SOURCE: Doctor Who

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