He was succeeded by Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlan who confirmed this latest season would be his last.
The ninth season of Death in Paradise will be starting later this month as the major characters attempt to solve more bizarre crimes.
However, with Kris back in the UK, could he be in-line to take over the lead role in the sci-fi show?
Other stars in line for the top job include Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Homeland actor David Harewood, Tilda Swinton and McMafia star James Norton.
As the Doctor will sure to be regenerating again in the next couple of years, who will be her replacement?
Doctor Who continues tonight at 7pm on BBC One.