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Peter Capaldi is the 12th Doctor

Announced at 1930 BST, Peter Capaldi – lifelong Doctor Who fan – is to be the Doctor when the series restarts in 2014. Aged 15, on the show’s tenth anniversary, he had a letter printed in the Radio Times congratulating the length and hoping for a 25th anniversary. Now, in the 50th Anniversary year, he keeps the legacy going himself.

There is no doubt that the country worships the (fictional!) Doctor, and there’s a fair chance that the place came to a halt a seven this evening when ‘Doctor Who Live’ came on.

Rufus Hound was the comedy highlight of the show, missing a knock and forgetting the writer’s name. He was forgiven, however, because funny means redemption.

What is more funny, in my eyes, is the fact that Capaldi has appeared as ‘Doctor Who’ characters twice before, once in spin-off ‘Torchwood’, and once in tenth Doctor episode ‘The Fires of Pompeii’ alongside David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and Karen Gillan.

Yes, it’s the same thing was mentioned when Gillan became eleventh Doctor Matt Smith’s companion Amy Pond. She tried to kill him. Dramatic irony, there.

 

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