Peter Capaldi to leave 'Doctor Who'

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It seems like we've barely even had a chance to scratch the surface of the current Doctor. Between long hiatuses and what many believe to be lack-luster scripts from Stephen Moffat, it feels like Peter Capaldi hasn't really had a chance to spread his wings as The Doctor.  There have been moments of brilliance (just check out his speech from the Zygon Inversion s9e8), just nothing for fans to truly sink their teeth into.

Unfortunately, our opportunities to see Capaldi be great are going to be coming to an end as he announced suddenly today on BBC 2 radio with Jo Whiley that this year's series, ending with the Christmas episode, would be his last. 

Many had hoped that Capaldi would stick around during the transition away from Stephen Moffat to new writer and show runner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch), but alas it is not to be. 

Of course speculation is already running wild as to who the new Who will be, and many feel this is the opportunity many fans have been crying for for the Doctor to get away from being a white guy. Fan favorites for the role seem to be Idris Elba (of course) and Hayley Atwell, of Agent Carter fame. 

So what say you geeks? Who should be the new Doctor Who? Elba? Carter? Someone else entirely? Let us know in the comments below!

BOUNS!!!  As an early thank you to Capaldi and as a treat for you here is his excellent speech from the Zygon Invasion. 

SOURCE: BBC.COM