56-year-old Capaldi shocked by sex symbol status as Doctor

56-year-old Capaldi shocked by sex symbol status as Doctor

Peter Capaldi "can't believe" his sex symbol status.

The 56-year-old actor, who plays the Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series 'Doctor Who', admitted that he has struggled to understand why fans of the cult TV show find him so desirable, as he confirmed that the only love in his life is his wife, Elaine Collins.

He said: "I genuinely can't believe it. The only person that I want to love me is my wife and that's the only person that I love. But if people enjoy my profile in the privacy of their own home, well then..."

The modest actor also suggested that his fans are so excited to meet him because the role of the Doctor has belonged to so many famous actors, including Tom Baker and his predecessor Matt Smith.

Peter said: "You get met with so many smiles but really it's because of the part. In a way they meet Matt and Tom.

"It's a little exposing, and some days you feel vulnerable - but it's been fabulous."

Speaking at a fundraiser for the London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard, which was hosted by 'Doctor Who' writer Mark Gatiss, Peter explained that he still has to deal with mundane jobs, such as sorting out his car.

He told the Metro newspaper: "I still have to go and do the shopping, and have to do my MOT and all that dreary stuff, but the other stuff is just absolutely extraordinary."

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