Doctor Who fans were gutted not to have a new episode this week

Saturday night isn’t the same without the Doctor and Bill

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After 3 whole months of weekly Doctor Who episodes, last night was the first time in a while that fans were left bereft – and it’s fair to say that a lot of people were missing the Time Lord and his adventures.

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And with five long months to go until Christmas, we’re betting there’ll be a lot more tough Doctor Who-less Saturday nights until fans finally get to find out what’s next for Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor – so perhaps it’s lucky that series star Matt Lucas has found a novel way of getting around the problem.

Admittedly, we can’t all pull the same trick – unless you’re secretly also a Doctor Who star reading in which case, hello – but we’re sure fans will come up with many similarly ingenious coping mechanisms for the long wait ahead. You’re a resourceful bunch.

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Doctor Who returns to BBC1 this Christmas