Peter Capaldi Says David Tennant Gave Him Advice Over A Coffee

There's just three days to wait now until Peter Capaldi makes his full episode debut as The Doctor in Series 8 of Doctor Who. A huge, lifelong fan of the show, Peter landed his dream role when he was cast as the Doctor last year, a part that has already made him recognised around the world. Fortunately he has had the benefit of advice from a couple of people who already know what he will be experiencing: his predecessors Matt Smith and David Tennant.

"We are often in touch. They have been very good," he said. "David did take me for a coffee before it had been announced, and he just pointed out to me that I would become more visible and that my life would change in some way."

Peter had been following the series since its return in 2005, and although he landed a guest part in The Fires Of Pompeii opposite David Tennant he never expected that the lead role would come his way.

"I was always interested but I never thought they’d come to me," he said. "I loved Chris [Eccleston], David and Matt - all of them have been fabulous. I was always hoping someone would call me and say, what do you think of being in an episode? But I never thought they would think of me as Doctor Who."

Doctor Who returns on Saturday 23rd August at 7.50pm BST on BBC One

Doctor Who (S8 E1) Deep Breath
When the Doctor arrives in Victorian London he finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions.
Who is the new Doctor and will Clara's friendship with him survive as they embark on a terrifying mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy?
The Doctor has changed. It's time you knew him.

Starring Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman with Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey and Catrin Stewart

Source : BBC