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BBC asks Peter Capaldi to stay on for Doctor Who series eleven

One of the biggest questions about the next series of Doctor Who is whether it will be the last to feature Peter Capaldi as the Doctor. And while we don't have anything concrete yet, there is hope that the Twelfth Doctor will follow Chris Chibnall into series eleven in 2018.

Talking to Radio Times, Capaldi confirmed that his future on Doctor Who hasn't been decided but it could go on for at least four series.

"I've been asked to stay on, but it's such a long time before I have to make that decision. Steven's been absolutely wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic, and I think he's a hugely talented guy.

I don't know where the show's gonna go then. I don't know. I have to make up my mind and I haven't yet. As Steven will tell you, it's very difficult to say goodbye." - Radio Times


In classic Doctor Who, the actor playing the Doctor didn't always leave with the showrunner; in modern Who David Tennant was offered the chance to stay on for Moffat's series five but left to pursue other opportunities. After a phenomenal performance in series nine, let's hope we get at least two more series of Capaldi as the Doctor.

Last updated: 30/05/2018 17:49:40

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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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