Former Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has revealed an interesting fact about his time on the show.
At one point in the series, the ex-showrunner actually starred in the leading role as The Doctor. This was during a table read for 2007's 'Blink', the tenth episode of the third series.
Posting on Instagram, Moffat shared a picture of an angel statue that's in his garden and detailed his one-off experience reading through the lines of the iconic hero.
Moffat wrote: "Cheer up, dear - it's been 14 years since Blink. In honour of the anniversary, here's the Angel at the bottom of my garden.
"Brand new, exclusive fact (unless I've revealed it before which is more than likely.) At the Blink readthrough I read the part of the Doctor. I was GREAT! People wept.
"Russell [T Davies] slapped me. I'm sure he meant it as a compliment. As a direct consequence of that readthrough, Carey Mulligan became an international star. And I moved on to doing the stage directions."
Moffat was one of the leading creative forces behind the show for many years. He appeared in various roles across production including showrunner, executive producer and writer.
'Blink' was written by Moffat and directed by Hettie Macdonald. When the episode aired, David Tennant was starring in the leading role as The Doctor.
And if you can't remember what happened in it, Sally Sparrow received a cryptic message from The Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that was after the TARDIS.
Doctor Who airs on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US. Series 13 is due to premiere later this year. For more information on Doctor Who: Time Fracture, head this way – tickets are also available via retailers including LOVEtheatre, London Theatre Direct, Fever and Ticketmaster.
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