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The 55-year-old Peter Capaldi will succeed Matt Smith

Peter Capaldi
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The BBC has officially revealed who will be succeeding Matt Smith as the next Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi, the Scottish actor most famous for his starring turn in the British comedic series The Thick of It.

He will be the 12th person to play the role in the show's 50-year run (minus a 16-year break before its 2005 reboot), and, as with every "regeneration," people have their doubts about the new Doctor.

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