Peter Capaldi has been officially announced as the new Doctor Who! The Glasgow born actor is set to be the twelfth doctor, following in the footsteps of Matt Smith and David Tennant, Peter Capaldi has some big boots to fill.
The bookies had tipped Peter Capaldi to be the 12th doctor, but last night, Zoe Ball announced on a live television show, that the bookies favourite was in fact the 12th Doctor! The 55 year old Scot admitted;- “It’s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it’s been so fantastic,”
Capaldi also admitted he was scared, yet excited, to step into the role as Doctor Who, saying;- “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,”
The new Doctor was decided after the show’s executive producer, Steven Moffat, held a secret audition at the actor’s home, and after showing the audition round his staff, it was decided that Capaldi was perfect for the role.
Retiring Doctor, Matt Smith, said;- “I wish my successor all the best and say good luck and good on you for getting it, because I know he’s both a huge fan of the show and a really nice guy,”
Will you be tuning in to see Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor Who?