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Peter Capaldi named as the new Doctor Who

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will take over for Matt Smith, who will be leaving the time-traveling police box later this year.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: Peter Capaldi attends the World Premiere of 'World War Z' at The Empire Cinema on June 2, 2013 in London, England. (Tim P. Whitby/AFP/Getty Images)

The secret of who will be the 12th Doctor has finally been revealed.

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was announced as the next star of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who in a live BBC broadcast on Sunday.

Capaldi will be taking over for Matt Smith, who will end his tenure as the Time Lord later this year.

"It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer," said the 55-year-old Capaldi.

"I haven't played Doctor Who since I was nine on the playground."

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