Capaldi named as new Dr Who

The new Doctor Who has been unveiled as The Thick Of It star Peter Capaldi.

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Capaldi's 1976 Dr Who fanzine article online

Peter Capaldi's Dr Who fanzine article has surfaced online Credit: PA

An article penned by Peter Capaldi in 1976 and published in a Dr Who fanzine has appeared online. It comes after Capaldi was named as the star to replace Matt Smith as the Time Lord.

The article describes the opening sequence of Doctor Who and praises the 'artistic integrity and sensitivity' of Bernard Lodge, the man behind five opening titles sequences.

Clearly in awe of Lodge's work, and an avid fan, Capaldi writes: "The wonder of the opening is that it manages to capture in only a very few moments of screen time the atmosphere of Dr. Who."

He adds: "When that blue police box zooms in from a morass of complex light forms, there is no question of its right to be there. So already, within seconds of starting, the title designer has drawn us into the world of Dr. Who."

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Smith wishes Doctor Who successor 'all the best'

Matt Smith will be replaced as Doctor Who by Peter Capaldi. Credit: PA Wire

The outgoing Doctor Who, Matt Smith, welcomed the decision to cast Peter Capaldi.

In a pre-recorded message he said: "I just want to wish my successor all the best and just say good luck and good on you for getting it, because I know he is both a huge fan of the show and a really nice guy.

"The casting of it made me really excited genuinely, and as a fan I think it's a really canny choice, so good luck mate, it's going to be a thrill."

New Dr Who 'revealed as a man'

Celebrity photographer Rankin has revealed that the next Dr Who is definitely a man, the Mirror reports.

There had been some speculation that the new doctor would be a women. Writing on Twitter Rankin said:

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