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Peter Capaldi visits a sick Doctor Who fan who was too ill to attend the show’s official festival

The fan, 14-year-old Daniel, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and is bed-bound.

Capaldi’s visit came about following a campaign by the fan sites Bad Wilf and Geek Syndicate, who used the hashtag #drwhodaniel to help spread the word.

Daniel’s wish to meet an actor from Doctor Who - especially an actor who’d played the Doctor - came true when Capaldi arrived at his ward. The actress Frances Barber, who played Madame Kovarian on Doctor Who, also visited Daniel, while showrunner Steven Moffat sent a video message to wish him a merry Christmas.


Be sure to check out the The Bad Wilf where we originally learned about Daniel’s story! 

“I’m absolutely incandescent with rage.” boomed the mighty voice of Mrs Bunty Twelvetrees, 87, when our reporter handed her a copy of this letter and ran back to a safe distance. “Who do these women think they are these days, anyway? Like they have some sort of a right to feed their children wherever they want to? Without even thinking about how uncomfortable they’re making people around them, some of whom are men who are SUFFERING? It’s yet another sign of our devil-may-care, I’m-alright-Jack, I-don’t-want-my-baby-to-starve Broken Britain, is what it is. Women walking around thinking they can feed their babies whenever they want. Honestly, is this what my Reg spent all them years in the war selling stockings and stolen chocolate for? A Britain where women can feed children with their breasts and not even be decent enough to feel shame for it? I’m absolutely incandescent with rage, I really am.”