Doctor Who series 8 world tour announced

News Louisa Mellor 11 Jun 2014 - 06:45

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will be visiting 5 continents in 12 days to promote the new series of Doctor Who...

The publicity circuit for Doctor Who series eight has expanded beyond swanky Cardiff hotel rooms dotted with bowls of posh crisps to, well, the entire world. The BBC is not going small in its plans to promote the new Doctor, having announced a world tour taking place this August to drum up global support and reward the show's international fans.

Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman (and for some dates, Steven Moffat too) will be jetting off from Cardiff and heading to fan events in London, Seoul, Sydney, New York, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and more this August. The Doctor Who tour will take in seven cities across five continents in just twelve days.

In the official press bumf, Peter Capaldi is noted as saying "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". Showrunner 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."

We'll bring you more details on the specifics of the tour as they arrive.

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