Fifty-five year-old Scottish actor Peter Capaldi has been named the twelfth Doctor Who.
The World War Z actor was announced as the latest timelord during a TV special in England on Sunday.
He’ll take over from the current eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, who will depart the series after filming the upcoming annual Christmas special.
Capaldi was a clear favorite to become the new Doctor Who before Sunday’s big announcement – British bookmakers suspended betting on the chances of the actor taking the role after his odds fell drastically to 5/6.
Ben Daniels, Rory Kinnear, Idris Elba and Daniel Rigby were all considered front-runners following Smith’s announcement he would be leaving the show at the end of the year. During the announcement, Capaldi noted that he was a long-time fan of the show.
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