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Peter Capaldi confirms he's been asked to stay for Doctor Who series 11

There's been a lot of tabloid rumours lately (which should always be taken with a large pinch of salt), that the BBC have been wanting a clean slate (new Doctor, companion et al) when it come to Chris Chibnall's Doctor Who series 11 in 2018. But apparently that isn't true at all. In an interview with Wales Online, Peter Capaldi has confirmed that he has been asked to stay.

"I've been asked to stay on and I haven't made my mind up about that yet, mainly because I don't want to have to make that decision. I'm trying to avoid it!" - Wales Online

After clarifying that his decision will largely be influenced by how much of a good time he is having, Capaldi went on to state why it is such a difficult decision.

"It's special. I'm lucky enough to be in touch with other Doctors, and we all agree how extraordinary it is to be in this position. To decide to leave is a tough decision for everybody. [It was] very tough for Steven, so I'm just putting it off for as long as possible.

"I was happy with my life. I'd been very blessed already and there are things about doing the show that make life more complicated, certainly being so visible is a new and different way to be. It's so delightful to be in this position. People aren't really seeing me any more. They see Doctor Who, so it's a fantastic place to be. It's also finite, so I'm enjoying as it unfolds." - Wales Online

Showrunner Steven Moffat will leave next year after season 10 and a further Christmas special.

Doctor Who will be back our screens on Christmas Day with The Return of Doctor Mysterio

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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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