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Peter Capaldi 'perfect choice' for Doctor Who

5 August 2013 Last updated at 10:07 BST

Actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the next Time Lord in the BBC's television series Doctor Who.

The 55-year-old will replace the current lead Matt Smith who took on the role in 2010.

Writer Cavan Scott and actress Sophie Aldred told BBC Breakfast their thoughts on the new Doctor.