Peter Capaldi’s message to himself as a child : “Don’t listen to what anyone says: you’re good”

Asked by a young boy what he would do with a time machine, Peter Capaldi decided to make everyone cry at the world premiere of Doctor Who series 8


Already feeling a bit emotional after watching Capaldi’s stellar first episode and taking part in a lively QA session, the audience at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall could barely contain themselves when the last question was asked by an adorable wee boy, dressed up in an adorable wee suit as David Tennant’s Doctor.


“If you could go back in time and tell yourself that you would be the Doctor one day,” he asked adorably, “what would you say to your current travelled-back-in-time self?”

“That sounds like one of my plots,” writer Steven Moffat chipped in, before Capaldi gave a thoughtful answer that’s sure to speak to Doctor Who fans, nerds and generally everybody, everywhere.


“I’d say, don’t listen to what anyone says: you’re good. Go put your anorak on. Get your thick bottle-top specs. Draw your little cartoons and your comics and keep writing to the BBC.