The reign of the Twelfth Doctor is coming to an end, as Peter Capaldi has announced that the tenth season of Doctor Who will be his last one in the titular role.

Speaking with Jo Whiley on the BBC Radio 2 show, Capaldi revealed his decision to step away from the TARDIS following the conclusion of Doctor Who Season 10, which premieres on April 15th and ends in the December holiday season.

Capaldi's forthcoming exit will coincide with the departure of Steven Moffat, the series' head writer and executive producer, who has held the showrunner reins since taking over the duties in 2010.

Here's what Capaldi told Whiley about his bittersweet decision to move on from the iconic role he has played since Matt Smith passed on the torch (or rather, the sonic screwdriver) of the iconic role to him in 2013.

"I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic programme to work on. [I] can't praise the people I work with more highly, but I have always been someone that did a lot of different things."

There's no word yet on who might play the Thirteenth Doctor, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on future announcements. Will you be sad to see Capaldi leave Doctor Who?

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