Staff Writercancelling the show entirely. Steven Moffat revealed this shocking news at the Hay Festival, saying: “David owned that role in a spectacular way, gave it an all-new cheeky, sexy performance and became a national treasure. And he didn’t do it instantly, he did it over time. So the idea that Doctor Who could go on at all in the absence of David was a huge question.” He then added: “I didn't realise how many people thought it wouldn't succeed at all. That was quite terrifying when I found out about it later.” It was reportedly Davies’ skills of persuasion that kept the show running, despite the fact he was leaving with Tennant, as Moffat explained: “It was Russell T Davies saying, 'You are not allowed to end it'.” If we never got our beloved Eleventh Doctor, Peter Capaldi would never have got his stab at it; and with Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor premiering in August, Whovians are more than grateful that Doctor Who managed to continue past the loss of the much-loved Tenth Doctor. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!