Peter Capaldi announced as 12th Doctor Who
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In what we can expect to be a slight change from BAFTA and British Comedy Award winning role of foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It, Capaldi will be joining current companion Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) in the recently revamped TARDIS come Christmas this year. For months, viewers had speculated as to whether the Doctor’s upcoming regeneration would herald a drastic change, with some thinking that the lead role would go to a black actor, or that we would see the first female Doctor. Bookies favourites for the role had included Daniel Rigby, Ben Daniels and Rory Kinnear – that is, until late Friday evening, when a sudden rush of wagers on Peter Capaldi taking the role of the last Timelord led bookmakers to stop taking bets. Does this suggest that someone, somehow, let slip that Capaldi was the one in line to fill the shoes of Matt Smith, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Richard Hurndall, Peter Davison, Tom Baker, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell?
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