We might not see the end result for another two months, but it's official: The Eleventh Doctor has left the building.
Producer Marcus Wilson confirmed that filming had finished on this year's Christmas Special earlier today, on Twitter:
So it's goodnight from me, and it's goodnight from him. That's a wrap. Christmas 2013. Thank you all.— Marcus Wilson (@themarcuswilson) October 5, 2013
The next generation of Doctor Who is set to begin in January of next year, with Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman returning to film Series 8 for a rumoured autumn 2014 broadcast. But for now, sadness gif party go:
Thanks for 3 awesome years, Mr. Smith.