Peter Capaldi sent one last emotional farewell to fans as he bows out of the role.
This last Wednesday saw the launch of this year’s Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, and in what has become a tradition, the Doctor at the centre of their regeneration story was not in attendance for the Press Q&A. However, much like David Tennant and Matt Smith, he did pass on a sweet message sharing his best wishes to Doctor Who fans far and wide and, well, it would be rude not to share it:
“I’m sorry I can’t be there today,” Capaldi began, before thanking his Doctor Who co-workers “for sharing their good humour, talent and life with me over the last four years.” He continued:
“And particularly Steven Moffat’s, who has brought so much to Doctor Who, even more than might be realised today, but will be seen clearly in the future.
“I’d like to thank everyone who loves the show for sharing it with me and sharing the boundless generosity of spirit that it embodies.
“I wish Jodie [Whittaker] and the new TARDIS team all the best for the future, and the past, and everything in between. I look forward to watching them journey to new and wonderful places.
“For me, it’s been an amazing trip. I went to the end of time. I met fantastical creatures. And I blew them up.
“But now it’s over. Time I was off.”
I don’t want him to go…
We wish Peter Capaldi the best and look forward to heading off on one last adventure with him in this year’s Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, which airs on BBC One on Christmas Day at 17:30.