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‘Doctor Who’ Star Peter Capaldi Regrets Trashing Show Memorabilia as a Teen

‘Doctor Who’ Star Peter Capaldi Regrets Trashing Show Memorabilia as a Teen

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New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi owned a huge haul of rarities from the show when he was a teenage fan but he threw them out with the trash to pursue a life of hard partying.

The Scottish actor, whose first full episode as the Time Lord is due to air in the U.K. and U.S. this Saturday, was a huge fan of the sci-fi hit when he was growing up.

He amassed an impressive collection of autographs, photos and books, but he ditched the lot when he hit 18 and began drinking in bars.

Capaldi tells British magazine Radar, “I was totally geeky. But when you reach the age of 17 or 18, you move on and discover sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. I’m ashamed to say I had a kind of bonfire of the vanities. I had a huge collection of Doctor Who books, autographs and pictures, but I threw them all away to go and drink lager and eat curries. That was silly, wasn’t it? I wish I’d known that one day the geek would inherit the Earth.

The new season of Doctor Who begins Saturday August 23 at 8:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA.

Photo Credit: BBC

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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