Peter Capaldi Is WHO DOCTOR

UPDATE: It's all true – click here for the full confirmation.

The papers are full of it in Britain right now.

The Independent:

William Hills has 11/8 odds on Capaldi, making him the favourite to be handed the role, although Black Mirror actor Daniel Rigby has made a late entry into the top five seeing his odds slashed from 40/1 to 9/2.

Okay, Daniel Rigby, um, that's our fault. But Peter Capaldi? Star of The Thick Of It, The Hour, In The Loop and the man who made swearing one of the higher artforms? Well he is a long time Who fan and was active in Doctor Who fandom in the seventies. He might take a pay cut for the role. There's more.

The Record;

BOOKMAKERS have suspended betting on the new Doctor Who because they are convinced Peter Capaldi has got the job.

The actor, famous for his role as foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, was down to 5/6 favourite with William Hill when they stopped taking bets.

Joe Crilly, a spokesman for the firm, said: "We have seen people today trying to back Peter Capaldi as much as possible at every price available and after a small gamble on Daniel Rigby overnight, it seems that Capaldi is once again in line to move into the Tardis."

The Guardian;

The BBC will exterminate weeks of fevered speculation on Sunday when it reveals the identity of the next Doctor Who in a live Time Lord extravaganza.

The Thick of It actor Peter Capaldi and Luther's Idris Elba are both lead contenders to replace Matt Smith as the 12th Doctor for the eighth series, expected to air next summer, according to bookmakers.

But here's the thing. It could all be a joke gone wrong. From his IMDB listing…


Zoom in on his role in World War Z.


Oh dear. Did someone get the wrong end of the stick?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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