In the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#494), Peter Capaldi spoke about the number of episodes he’s already done, and the rumours that the next series will have fewer episodes than series 9:
“I’m shocked at the speed at which it’s going. I’ve done 26 episodes already, and I don’t know how that happened.
I’m amazed that people ask me all the time, when I am going? It makes you feel very unwelcome! ‘Please, when are you leaving?’ Or…someone said this morning, ‘You’re only doing six episodes next year because you’re too tired?’ I don’t know where they’ve made this stuff up from. Six episodes?! That’s not what I’m contracted to do.
And I would do 20 episodes if they let me. I could do Doctor Who all the year round, quite happily.”
Doctor Who returns to our screens with The Husbands of River Song on Christmas Day at 5.15 p.m. on BBC One.
[Source: Doctor Who TV]