Remember last year when Steven Moffat quit Twitter? At the time it was largely blamed on a particularly rude comment (or string of comments), but it seems more than likely that the Doctor Who executive producer and lead writer found himself reaching a “tipping point” with the social network.
This week, the man we call The Grand Moff turned up on YouTube to chat to a young chap called Armytedd about a number of things – including Twitter, and his reasons for quitting the day-to-day exposure to fans (and haters).
If I took to heart all the stuff that was said about me on Twitter I’d be extremely happy because most of it is very, very nice indeed.
It’s just… well, I need as few distractions as possible. Writing is hard and sometimes rather dull so I just need to isolate myself from all that.
Incidentally, “Armytedd” is the son of Steven Moffat, and he makes a rather good interviewer. Let’s hope he can move on from grilling his dad, though, and progress to Time Lords!
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Meanwhile, if you wish to leave questions for The Grand Moff, head to YouTube via the button on the video above and cross your fingers that the big man of Doctor Who gets to answer them!