When Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat announced in January that he would be stepping down, naturally the first question on everyone’s lips was: will current Doctor Peter Capaldi stay on without him?

New boss Chris Chibnall is set to take Steven’s place, but that could mean the end of Peter’s tenure as the ever-regenerating Time Lord.

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor

Peter Capaldi as The Doctor (BBC Pictures)

When Russell T Davies left the series, then-Time Lord David Tennant also handed over the keys to the Tardis so there could be a fresh start.

Peter told the Radio Times the BBC is keen for him to stay – but he hasn’t decided yet.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate by Doctor Who's Tardis

Former Doctor David Tennant and his sidekick Catherine Tate (BBC/PA)

“I’ve been asked to stay on but it’s such a long time before I have to make that decision,” he explained.

“Steven’s been absolutely wonderful, so I love working with him. Chris is fantastic, and I think he’s a hugely talented guy.

Peter Capaldi with Michelle Gomez and Jenna Coleman

Peter Capaldi with Michelle Gomez and Jenna Coleman (BBC Pictures)

“I don’t know where the show’s gonna go then. I don’t know. I have to make up my mind, and I haven’t yet.”

He added: “As Steven will tell you, it’s very difficult to say goodbye.”

Chris’s first series will air in spring 2018.