The 58-year-old has played the Doctor since 2013 and tonight he told Jo Whiley during her BBC Radio 2 show, that he would be departing his role at the end of the year.
When asked by Jo when he was leaving, he replied: "I think Christmas 2017 I've just been told.
"But I'm still Doctor Who. I've got a lot to do – we're doing epic stuff. I'm not done yet."
More to follow.
Peter Capaldi has announced he is leaving Doctor WhoOriginal Article