Peter Capaldi has been named the 12th doctor on the iconic science fiction series Doctor Who.
The announcement was made during a live BBC special moments ago.
The 55-year old actor – best known as the foul-mouthed political advisor Malcolm Tucker in much-loved British TV series The Thick of It – replaces Matt Smith, who announced his departure from the series two months ago.
Capaldi – who guest-starred in the series back in 2008 – says he is a lifelong fan of Doctor Who and used to play the time-travelling lord as a child.
He is the oldest actor to play the role after the first Doctor William Hartnell in 1963.
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