Peter Capaldi has been named as Matt Smith's successor and will be the new Doctor Who. The 55-year-old Scotsman, who is well known for his role as spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, was unveiled as the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in a special live announcement on BBC One.
Celebrities and fans took to Twitter to share their excitement.
"Thrilling, moving, beyond exciting. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! Peter Capaldi is the PERFECT choice. Welcome, Doctor!" Mark Gatiss, Sherlock co-creator and frequent Doctor Who writer, tweeted.
"Congratulations to Peter Capaldi and to the BBC. Another splendid Doctor!" actor John Hurt posted.
"Well I couldn't be happier with the choice ! Peter Capaldi takes the baton xxxx" Katy Manning wrote.
"@ValeryeOh Peter Capaldi seems pretty promising for the role of The Doctor, though as much as I'm trying I just can't get over Matt. #DrWho"
"@Shane_Houston47 I think I just need to accept the fact that Peter Capaldi is probably gonna be one of my favourite actors within a year"
"@ChezBlackbox New #doctorwho #petercapaldi. Middle-aged eye candy. Will miss the world's most amusing spin doctor though. #thethickofit"
"@Balisandra the king of the fandom has spoken RT@CraigyFerg Great news that Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor. A spectacular talent and a beautiful man"
"@Aqii_1D #doctorwho oh yeh who watched the doctor who special yesterday I did and Peter Capaldi is the 12th doctor! congrats! :)"