Just what the Doctor Who ordered for breakfast

Comic Relief this week teamed up with Doctor Who stars for a special breakfast.

Photo credit: Rankin. L-R: Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant, Peter Davison and Matt Smith

“The Doctors created magic off screen today with their charm and energy for the most noble of causes. Well done to them and I hope it serves as an inspiration for people to think about those less fortunate and this special time of year.” – prize winner Michael Tobin

On Thursday morning (14th December), no fewer than 7 Doctor Who actors, plus writer Steven Moffat and other stars of the hit beeb show, joined a very special breakfast at The Wolseley restaurant in central London for winners of Red Nose Day’s Best Auction Ever… which raised an incredible £347,000 for Comic Relief funded projects here in the UK and around the world.

Alongside Steven Moffat and Comic Relief founder Richard Curtis were Peter Davison, David Tennant, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Matt Smith. Peter Capaldi and Paul McGann could not join in person but were able to cross the dimensions of time and space to appear in virtual form at the breakfast. Former companions Peter Purves and Freema Agyeman were also at the breakfast which was held for the 6 prize winners.

Award winning photographer Rankin was also on hand to ensure that the unique breakfast was captured in pictures. Each of the auction winners will receive one of Rankin’s photos of the event. One of Rankin’s exclusive photos can be seen above.

The Doctor Who breakfast alone raised £114,075 in the auction, which will help Comic Relief to fund life changing projects right here in the UK and around the world. In total, Red Nose Day 2017 raised over £82million.

“It was utterly brilliant. They were all so lovely and friendly. Truly charming gentlemen who made a very nervous fan very welcome. Matt Smith was genuinely lovely, and as a huge fan of David Tennant I am delighted to have been able to chat to him.” – prize winner Sinead Clacy

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One Reply to “Just what the Doctor Who ordered for breakfast”

  1. I wish this article had been longer and more detailed with more photos! It was a great article, I just wanted more! I was actually terrified I’d win the contest and make a fool of myself in front of my idols. That wasn’t just a silly fear, that was a real possibility. My bladder might have let go from nerves. Or I’d have farted loudly at just the wrong moment, like one half second before the photographer snapped a group photo. Or stealthily and with deadly toxicity just before reaching to shake the hand of David Tennant. So it’s a relief not to be reading about the strange American who fled from the event in tears.

    I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall. I would have been greatly disappointed that Peter Capaldi and Paul McGann weren’t there in person. I haven’t seen Paul’s doctor, yet, but I’ve loved Peter’s doctor! Most of all, I would have loved to be able to shake their hands and thank them for the wonderful hours and hours of brilliant entertainment. I re-watched Christopher’s and David’s years, to get through the US election and aftermath, and got great comfort from it and from David, particularly. My husband bought me DVDs of earlier doctors.

    I’m an old lady, now. I was too busy working and mothering when younger to watch Dr Who when he was on US television in the 1980s, but I’ve made up for lost time over the past several years. I so envy those who won the contest! Thank you for telling us a little bit about the event, I’ve been dying to know when and how it was!

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