Capaldi "didn't realise" Doctor Who s10 was his last

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From Digital Spy

Peter Capaldi is saying farewell to his role as the Doctor this year – but he actually didn't know it was going to be his last hurrah until midway through shooting the 10th series.

The Doctor Who star was speaking to USA Today, when he was asked about whether or not being on set filming his final series was "bittersweet".

"Yes and no," he said. "I didn't realise it was my season until about halfway through it.

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"I was just delighted to be carrying on being [the Doctor], and no, it's not been bittersweet, really. It's been sweet.

"Because it's fun. And it's people dressed up as monsters, and I blow them up."

Capaldi added that he thinks fans will be very happy with the new series, and is excited for viewers to see Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts.

"It's very hardcore Doctor Who, because Pearl's character is someone who has no knowledge of the Doctor," he said. "And the Doctor has to introduce her to the whole thing.

"It's kind of refreshing, a reboot if you like. And hopefully, it will be for the audience."

Series 10 will see the Doctor, Bill and Nardole (Matt Lucas) pitted against the Ice Warriors, the Mondasian Cybermen and two different versions of The Master, with John Simm returning to team up with Missy (Michelle Gomez).

Doctor Who returns to BBC One on April 15.

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