Peter Capaldi will reportedly be staying with ‘Doctor Who’ for at least one more series. There had been fears that the actor would not renew his contract and BBC bosses were even said to have drawn up a shortlist possible replacements, but according to The Mirror that won’t be necessary anymore.

Peter Capaldi Doctor WhoPeter Capaldi has reportedly signed on for one more year of 'Doctor Who'.

A BBC source told the newspaper, “Peter has made it clear he is happy playing the Doctor for as long as the BBC – and viewers – want him. We are very happy with him and viewers are also warming to him.”

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When Capaldi succeeded Matt Smith as the Doctor in 2013 he initially signed a two-year contract. The Scottish actor is now said to have a agreed a new one-year deal with a further one-year option.

“He loves playing the Doctor and of course we want him to do another series,” the source added. "Peter is keen to complete three years playing the Doctor to round off his storylines. That will take us until the end of next year. After that, who knows?”

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But worryingly for the BBC, ratings have been down for this series of ‘Doctor Who’. The show will also loose Jenna Coleman who plays Clara Oswald before the season is out. Earlier this month there had been reports that the BBC was considering scrapping next year’s series of the sci-fi show, in favour of airing 'Sherlock' style ­feature-length ­special episodes.