Though Matt Smith’s Eleven has yet to say a proper goodbye, the BBC seems quite anxious to usher him out, and to welcome in Twelve. This past Thursday it was announced we’d be hearing the big news via a live special today. Following a repeat of the soul-crushing loss of David Tennant’s Ten in “The End of Time,” “”Doctor Who Live” The Next Doctor,” host Zoe Ball revealed the Time Lord’s next incarnation as…
A lifelong fan himself (been practicing for the role since “I was nine”), 55 year old Capaldi appeared in Series 4 (2008) as Caecillus, and in “Torchwood: Children of Earth” as John Frobisher; the “The Thick of It” and In the Loop star is a brilliant choice.
The “Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special” in 3D will air live November 23rd.
Here’s the BBC’s announcement, and Capaldi’s first appearance as the 12th Doctor.