Dr. Who fans were shocked when Capaldi made the announcement on a BBC Radio 2 show. The actor said he’ll leave the show by the end of the year. Peter Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor in 2013.
“I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic programme to work on,” he was quoted saying. “I can’t praise the people I work with more highly, but I have always been someone that did a lot of different things.”
Capaldi however told the listeners that he is still Doctor Who at the moment, and that filming will go on.