John Simm was the eighth actor to play the Master in Doctor Who

Who’s Been Hassling The Master in Tescos?

Former (it would seem…) Master John Simm has expressed his distaste for Doctor Who fans who approach him when he’s shopping with his family.

And who can blame him?

John Simm was the eighth actor to play the Master in Doctor Who

Speaking to the Radio Times, the actor – well known for his intense roles and for playing time-travelling/limbo-dwelling Sam Tyler in Life on Mars – revealed that he found the fans “full on”

“They don’t want anything, they’re just full on. It’s great to be into something, but for goodness’ sake, really?”

“I’m not the Master. I’m not that evil Time Lord who rules the galaxy. I’m just in Tesco with my kids. Leave me alone.”

As much as we sympathise – and hold to account whichever idiots have been unable to let a bloke off the telly get on with his life – however, it seems that someone didn’t quite explain the impact of being in Doctor Who to Mr Simm.

“I do get a lot of Doctor Who. God almighty, I’ll be so happy when that’s gone from my life.”

Er, John, there’s something you should probably know…

(Va Mirror Online.)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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