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Peter Capaldi confirmed as the 12th Doctor live on BBC One

August 4th, 2013 by Paddy Comments


Well, the wait is over…

“It’s an incendiary combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television,” said showrunner Steven Moffat.

You have to hand it to the BBC. They certainly know how to market their flagship drama Doctor Who. It was a canny decision to screen the announcement live tonight, us Whovians are easily enough excited when it comes to our beloved show. However, we’d never known anything like this before, there had been two solid months of speculation with everyone from Ben Daniels to Sheridan Smith being tipped to take over from Matt Smith in the most iconic of roles.

It was up to Zoe Ball, rather bizarrely, to compere the celebrations and drag out the tension while we waited for the announcement. She was ably assisted by various guests in the studio, not least, the Fifth Doctor himself, Peter Davison. They were all asked who their favourite Doctor as time dragged as nerds all across the world screamed:”Just bloody tell us already!”

Capaldi will debut this Christmas Day…

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Paddy Ryan, like Buck Rogers, is a man out of time. He's a loose cannon haunted by his past who, when he's not making painful attempts at humour, is busy watching as many geeky films and TV shows as possible. An avid reader, he has vowed one day to start that novel he's been talking about for years. Born in the late 70s, he's an 80s kid at heart who sees nothing wrong with spending hours upon hours watching season three of Robin Of Sherwood. Jason Connery wasn't that bad you know! He's got a million ideas for comic books but thankfully doesn't know anyone with the time to draw them and call his bluff on that one! The Empire Strikes Back is his favourite film, Doctor Who is his TV show of choice and when it comes to books ... well that's a whole other story! I'm Paddy Ryan and you're not...