Capaldi: 'Being asked to play Doctor is amazing privilege'

Peter Capaldi, who was the bookies' favourite, is the first Oscar winner to take on the role of Doctor Who.

He said: "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."

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Capaldi named as new Dr Who

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