Peter Capaldi for Doctor Who world tour

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

New 'Doctor Who' star Peter Capaldi will go on a global tour to plug the new series of the BBC sci-fi drama in a first for the show.

Peter Capaldi will go on a world tour to promote the new series of 'Doctor Who'.

The BBC has announced a global publicity tour for the new Time Lord - as well as his on-screen companion Jenna Coleman and writer Steven Moffat - in order to introduce him to the public.

Peter will visit seven cities across five continents in just 12 days as part of the global tour, which marks the first of its kind for the BBC sci-fi drama in its 50-year history.

The 56-year-old actor said: "It's fantastic that so many people across the world love 'Doctor Who'. After eight months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans".

The tour will begin in Cardiff, Wales, on August 7 and finish in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 19, with stops in London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (USA) and Mexico City (Mexico) in between.

Steven Moffat added: "I've always thought we'd all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it's going to happen. I'll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags."

The eighth series of 'Doctor Who' will air in August.


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