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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.

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