Peter Capaldi on Filming His ‘Moving’ Regeneration

This year’s Christmas special will see both Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat depart the show as they make way for the bold, new era of Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall but before all that can happen, there’s the small matter of the Twelfth Doctor’s regeneration.

Speaking to Empire (via CultBox), Capaldi has been sharing a few details of his final moments as the Doctor in this year’s festive frolic, Twice Upon a Time, and, apparently, it’s the perfect send-off for old twelvey as no one called him.

He said:

“I couldn’t have wanted for a more moving and emotional end to my time as Doctor Who”.

He added that it was “strange” shooting the regeneration scene itself:

“In a way you’ve been practising all your life to collapse on the floor of the TARDIS. Or whatever happens! And we had a whole day to do it, which was nice”.

A whole day? It either sounds like we’re going to get an epic Tenth Doctor goodbye or, like Matt Smith’s departure, they shot a lot of alternative goodbyes and will explore their options in the edit. Either way, it’s shaping up to be quite the departure for Capaldi.

Doctor Who returns this Christmas Day with Twice Upon a Time on BBC One.