Unfortunately the headline is true. Announced early today via twitter, the 12th incarnation of the beloved Doctor will be exiting the show at the end of series 10 during the Christmas special. I am highly disappointed that the writers of the show took so long to allow Capaldi to grow as a character, and even more disappointed that they tried to play him off as Matt Smith in his first series as the Doctor. Maybe now the fangirls of the Who Universe, whose lives came to abrupt halt when an “old” man took the reigns, will now rejoin the fandom if they get a twenty-something to play the part….. Only time will tell.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) January 30, 2017