Long running BBC series Doctor Who is coming up to a crossroads. Showrunner Steven Moffat has already announced he will be leaving at the end of Series 10, but the fate of Peter Capaldi as the Doctor himself remains up in the air.
Previous reports suggested that the network execs wants to go back to a younger, cooler Doctor to bring back a younger audience. However, a recent report from WalesOnline has Capaldi claiming that the choice of continuing in the role is his to make.
“I’ve been asked to stay on and I haven’t made my mind up about that yet, mainly because I don’t want to have to make that decision,” he admits. “I’m trying to avoid it!”
The greatest influence, he says, will be “how good a time I was having”.
“Doctor Who does take a lot of time, but it’s a wonderful use of it,” he says.
“It’s special. I’m lucky enough to be in touch with other Doctors, and we all agree how extraordinary it is to be in this position. To decide to leave is a tough decision for everybody. [It was] very tough for Steven, so I’m just putting it off for as long as possible.”
Capaldi became the twelfth Doctor when he debuted in 2013.