'Doctor Who': Peter Capaldi To Follow Steven Moffat And Quit Time Lord Role In 2017?

26/01/2016 11:09 | Updated 26 January 2016

Peter Capaldi is reportedly set to step down from the lead role in ‘Doctor Who’ next year.


It has been claimed that Peter will bow out as the Time Lord at the end of 2017, four years after first appearing in the role.

His rumoured departure would coincide with executive producer Steven Moffat, who has confirmed he is leaving the show at the end of next year's series, to be replaced by 'Broadchurch' creator Chris Chibnall.

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Peter Capaldi in 'Doctor Who'

Last month, Peter hinted at his impending exit, claiming he wanted to explore other ventures in the future.

Rumours of Peter's 'Who' departure come following the dramatic exit of Jenna Coleman, who played The Doctor's companion, Clara Oswald, for three years.

Peter recently revealed that he’s been thinking about who could take over from Jenna, admitting he’d be keen for a “working class” and “more earthbound” actor to take on the part.

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