Peter Capaldi reveals reason behind Doctor Who comeback snub

Peter Capaldi has no intention of getting back in the TARDIS credit:Bang Showbiz
Peter Capaldi has no intention of getting back in the TARDIS credit:Bang Showbiz

Peter Capaldi has ruled out a 'Doctor Who' return for the 60th anniversary celebrations.

The 64-year-old actor - who played the 12th Doctor from 2013 to 2017 before being replaced by Jodie Whittaker - has insisted he has no plans to go back to appear alongside new Doctor Ncuti Gatwa, or returning star David Tennant.

Speaking to SFX Magazine, he explained: "It's very hard to imagine how you'd get a decent crack of the whip when there's 14 of you, you know?

"So I think I'd rather leave it as is, because I loved my time on 'Doctor Who' and loved doing it.

"I don't want to be Doctor Who's assistant. It used to drive me insane on 'Doctor Who', not being able to talk about anything. It's like, 'Who cares?!' But then I get into trouble."

However, Jenna Cloeman - who played companion Clara Oswald alongside Capaldi and his predecessor Matt Smith's iterations of the Time Lord - previously admitted she won't rule out a potential comeback in the future.

She said: "It could happen in the future, who knows? I think, at least for a good while, Clara is probably broken down somewhere in time and space, trying to understand how to work a TARDIS!

"I took away so much from my time working with Peter, Matt and the rest of the cast and crew on something so loved and revered. It was such a special time in my life."

Meanwhile, Jodie has revealed she gets tearful

whenever she talks about her upcoming exit.

She said: "I cannot talk about it without crying. I've got to get better at this, because this is the next few weeks for me - talking about my regeneration."

Jodie went on to explain showrunner Chris Chibnall - who is leaving the show at the same time as her with Russell T Davies returning - wrote some extremely moving dialogue for her character's big exit.

She added: "I love the dialogue Chris wrote for my regeneration. It captures my Doctor beautifully. It’s simple, epic and beautiful."