A new actor will man the TARDIS in 2014.
Following the announcement last month that Matt Smith will depart the iconic role of Doctor Who following this year's Christmas Special, producers announced in a television special this afternoon that the man who will take on this famous character going forward is...
... Peter Capaldi!
Says the 55-year old actor, who is coming off a role in World War Z:
“Being asked to play The Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can't wait to get started."
And adds producer Steven Moffat:
“It's an incendiary combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television. Peter Capaldi is in the TARDIS!”