‘It’s complicated’ – Capaldi on regeneration
Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has said his regeneration as the Time Lord will be “more complicated than recent ones”.
The actor will step down from the role after the Christmas special and another actor is expected to take his place, but Capaldi has said it will not be an easy process.
Show boss Steven Moffat and Michelle Gomez, who has played the villainous Missy since 2014, will also leave the show.
He told Radio Times: “I can’t go into the details. I know what happens, but I don’t know how it happens.
“Certainly it’s not straightforward. It’s more complicated than recent ones.
“That’s one of the appeals of being in the show – it has death at the heart of it. He’s the only hero on TV who dies again and again.”
The former star of The Thick Of It announced he would be stepping down from the role of the Doctor earlier this year because he fears he would not be able to keep it fresh.
He said: “I love this show, but I’ve never done anything where you turn up every day for ten months.
“I want to always be giving it my best and I don’t think if I stayed on I’d be able to do that.”