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One lucky Doctor Who fan got the picture of a lifetime! David Tennant aka The Tenth Doctor and Peter Capaldi aka The Twelfth Doctor were recently at the same place at the same time, and there is picture proof. Thanks to both actors agreeing to take a picture with the excited fan. See it for yourself below:
For those of you who want to know the backstory leading up to this tremendous picture, there is one to tell. No, the actors did not happen to be hanging out at a café together. Rather, they were taking in a bit of theater. The actors were both attending League of Gentlemen Live at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, per BBC America. As it turns out, there is a Doctor Who cast connection in the show they were going to see.
Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss comprises the sketch comedy group, which also includes Who alums Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Pemberton played Strackman Lux in a 2008 episode, while Shearsmith starred as Rassmussen in a 2015 installment of the series. Knowing that Peter Capaldi and David Tennant both came out to support their fellow Doctor Who alums is super sweet, as is them taking the time to pose for a picture with a euphoric fan. Fortunately, this fan encounter took place in a great location.
It is moments like these that make it easy to understand why they are both such fan favorites. For instance, in light of leaving Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi took time out to respond with a note to a young fan, who was sad Capaldi was departing the show. It is tender touches like that and the picture above that keep former Doctors popular among fans, no matter how long after they have stopped playing the role.
David Tenant signed off as the Tenth Doctor nearly a decade ago, back in 2010. Peter Capaldi's exit, by comparison, is much more recent. He finished his run just last year, ending his time as the Twelfth Doctor in 2017. This paved the way for Jodie Whittaker to play the Thirteenth Doctor. The Doctor Who transition took place in last year's Christmas special, which marked Whittaker's first, albeit brief, appearance as the Thirteenth Doctor. It will not be much longer before fans see her journey in the role.
The eleventh season of Doctor Who will premiere in the U.S., Sunday, October 7 at 1:45 p.m. ET on BBC America. For those who cannot watch it live or forget to set their DVRs, the network will re-broadcast it later that evening at 8 p.m. ET. Doctor Who joins a myriad of fresh TV content set to premiere this fall. Right now, you can check out David Tennant in the outstanding miniseries Secret Smile on Amazon Prime.