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Peter Capaldi to be Doctor Who’s next new Time Lord

‘It’s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer,’ actor says


 

After much speculation and anticipation, Scottish actor Peter Capaldi has been named the 12th Doctor on Dr. Who.

“It’s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer,” the actor said during a live reveal on BBC One.

Capaldi had been a top choice of British bookmakers, along with Ben Daniels, Daniel Rigby and Aneurin Barnard.

“Well well WELL. This is BRILLIANT NEWS,” exclaimed the Guardian’s Stuart Heritage on learning the news.

Twitter had a lot to say about the casting:

Here is a sampling:


 
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Peter Capaldi to be Doctor Who’s next new Time Lord

  1. Should be an interesting Doctor… nice to see them swing back to an older doctor, though I will have a heard time getting over his appearance in Torchwood.

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