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“Clara’s Doctor Who goodbye is drawn-out and painful,” says Peter Capaldi PLUS WATCH: The awesome LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who intro

November 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments


We all know that Clara is going to be saying goodbye this series of Doctor Who, but we have no idea how… and the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi, has said to get ready for a bumpy ride.

Speaking on Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 yesterday, the actor was all too keen to talk about the exit of his current companion and it seems it got under his skin too: “It’s very sad, really sad. It’s not quite what you think’s going to happen [well] you think what’s going to happen is going to happen, and then something else happens.

“That’s what’s wonderful about Doctor Who. it’s always clever the way these things are done. It’s not quite as straightforward as it appears.”

Just to nail home the idea that it’ll be sad, he added: “Get lots of hankies ready, that’s what I would say. It’s sad over a number of weeks.”

How sad was it really though, Peter? “I don’t usually get very weepy or anything when I’m working, but I found it really sad saying goodbye to her… I still see her, so it’s not like saying goodbye to Jenna in person, but you sort of say goodbye to the character. It becomes the focus of all your emotion and all of the things that perhaps you’d like to say to that person and how wonderful she’s been to me.”

So get ready to be put through the wringer folks, this could be a tough one… though we survived Donna and the rest so we reckon we’re good to go.

In more cheerful, but related news, here’s the awesome Doctor Who intro in the LEGO Dimensions game. We think it’s a genuine thing of beauty:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….