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Published August 5, 2013

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

This morning (or last night, if you’re from the UK), the new Doctor was announced in a half hour BBC special.

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Peter Capaldi, best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, will be the Twelfth Doctor, taking over from Matt Smith’s Eleven.

Capaldi has already appeared in Doctor Who episode ‘The Fires of Pompeii’, as well as in Torchwood miniseries ‘Children of Earth’.

Some fun facts: Capaldi is 25 years older than Matt Smith, the youngest Doctor, and the same age as the original Doctor, William Hartnell, when he originated the role. He’s also Scottish, like David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor. No word on whether he’s keeping his accent or not.

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