Doctor Who starts again this weekend and sees a new Doctor for the new season. Read the article below (published in the telegraph) how the BBC has a chiropractor on standby for oldest Doctor Who.
At 56, he is the oldest Doctor Who since William Hartnell, and it seems bosses at the BBC are somewhat concerned.
Peter Capaldi, the 12th Time Lord, has revealed that the corporation has a chiropractor on call should he injure himself during any particularly vicious fights with Daleks.
He has been battling the cyborgs since January ahead of the new series of Doctor Who which is set to air on the BBC in August.
Despite his good health â€“ he gave up drinking years ago â€“ bosses are sufficiently concerned to have the chiropractor at the end of the phone and a paramedic on site.
His predecessor, Matt Smith, was 28, whereas other recent Doctors include David Tennant, 34, and Christopher Eccleston, 41.
A BBC spokesman denied that having a chiropractor available had anything to do with Capaldi’s age, and said that all his predecessors had been given the same treatment.
In a statement they said: “Being the Doctor involves lots of stunts and action sequences, including hanging from harnesses for long periods of time. All our Doctors have found chiropractor appointments helpful.”