Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi confirms he's filmed his final scenes as the Time Lord: 'He goes out a fighter'

Peter Capaldi has confirmed he has filmed his final scenes for Doctor Who.

The 59-year-old actor revealed he would be killed off as the Time Lord earlier this year.

But as we all know, he doesn’t actually die, but regenerate.

Peter Capaldi

The famous Doctor will come back to life but with a new face, voice – basically a completely different person.

Although who will take on the role next has been kept well under wraps.

‘I can tell you that I have recorded the death of my character but I can’t tell you anything else,’ he tells Graham Norton on tonight’s episode.

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Guests on Graham Norton tonight (Photo:PA)

Discussing his final scenes earlier this week, he told the Sydney Morning Herald. ‘It was a strange day. It was explosive. He goes out a fighter.’

Speaking about his decision to leave the popular BBC One show, he told Graham: ‘It’s bye bye.

‘Doctor Who is a great job but it is a TV factory with so many episodes and I would worry that I wouldn’t do my best work with the same vigour and fun.

‘I’ve left it while I am still enjoying it. Three years is probably enough because people get wiped out by it.’

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Filming Doctor Who (Photo:Rex)

Capaldi also touched on his decision to call it quits in an interview with the Radio Times earlier this week.

‘I’ve never done anything for any length of time. Even The Thick of It was only 20 episodes over four years,’ he explained.

‘I’ll have done 40 episodes of Doctor Who. I don’t think if I stayed on I’d be able to think of another way to say, “This could be the end of civilisation as we know it.”

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Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie (Photo: Rex)

‘I’ve always gone from one job to the other and seen what was around the corner and I want to get back to that.’

The Doctor’s new companion, played by Pearl Mackie, is also believed to be leaving the show at the same time as Peter this Christmas.

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