Doctor Who's Capaldi has high hopes for Jodie Whittaker

Justin Harp
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Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi has said that he has high hopes for his predecessor Jodie Whittaker.

Whittaker will make history as the first-ever female Doctor when she debuts in the Christmas special 'Twice Upon a Time', which will double as the swansong for Capaldi's incarnation.

Appearing for the final time as the incumbent Doctor at New York Comic-Con on Friday (October 6), Capaldi shared with fans his own hopes for the future of Doctor Who (via Entertainment Weekly).

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"I saw what she's done and she's great, so I think it's in really good hands," Capaldi said. "I'm glad people were moved by the idea of her."

Capaldi has shown his support for Whittaker's casting from the beginning, as have her fellow predecessors Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith.

However, before we get to the regeneration, there's the matter of the Thirteenth Doctor's final adventure with his 1st incarnation (David Bradley) in 'Twice Upon a Time'.

At New York Comic-Con, Capaldi hinted that his Doctor will spend much of the episode raging against the idea of having to once again regenerate.

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"He's fed up with it and he doesn't want to turn into anyone else, whether or not that'd be someone as talented as Jodie Whittaker," he said.

As for his farewell scenes, the actor wistfully recalled: "I don't want to give it away, but it was quite iconic I guess. You're doing something all the Doctors have to go through at some point."

Doctor Who will air the historic 'Twice Upon a Time' on Christmas Day (December 25) on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US. Watch a trailer below:

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