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Is Doctor Who series 10 the last for Capaldi and Moffat?

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Doctor Who recently ended its latest run with many calling series nine the best since the show returned in 2005 and fans are already looking ahead to what series 10 might bring us - when it airs. Showrunner Steven Moffat has already teased the debut of two new writers that will make our heads explode. But it may also be the end for Moffat and series lead Peter Capaldi.

Over the Christmas break, Moffat revealed to The Radio Times that he is actively engaged in the search for a new showrunner.

"That is an issue and one I’m actively engaged in but I can’t say much about that. Everything is difficult in Doctor Who, including leaving, and I would never do anything to harm it. I would never leave it in the lurch because it means too much to me. Yes, it’s a problem. Let’s not pretend it’s not a big problem. But there will be a solution.

“In terms of the emotional difficulty of leaving, it’s hard … I take it a year at a time and that’s the only answer I’ll ever give on that one. How hard [will it be to give up], I don’t know … I won’t be leaving because I’m suddenly miserable. It’ll be because I want to do something else." - Radio Times


As for the Doctor, Capaldi has also been talking to The Telegraph where he revealed that he might be following in the footsteps of David Tennant and Matt Smith with three series in the lead role and then moving on.

"This could be my final year. It’s terrifying. I love Doctor Who but it can be quite an insular world and I do want to do other things. There will come a time when this is over. But I knew that when I started.”- The Telegraph


He also noted that he was thinking about his regeneration from the moment he joined the show, noting that this was his melancholic nature. “When you accept the job you know there will come a day, inevitably, when you’ll be saying goodbye.

Are we about to see another clean sweep in front of and behind the cameras? We'll bring more news as we have it.


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The long-running BBC TV science fiction series that started in 1963 and recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. 2017 saw Peter Capaldi regenerate into the show's first female Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker. The Thirteenth Doctor's first season debuts in 2018, with Chris Chibnall replacing Steven Moffat as the current showrunner.

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