21/07/2017 10:59 BST

'Doctor Who' Star Colin Baker Says Fans Were Too Harsh On Peter Capaldi

'They’d been conditioned to want eye candy.'

Former ‘Doctor Who’ actor Colin Baker has jumped to the defence of departing star Peter Capaldi, whose time in charge of the Tardis has proved to be the most controversial of recent years.

During his tenure, Peter has been criticised by some fans, which Colin - who played the Sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986 - has said he didn’t think was particularly fair.

Peter Capaldi
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Colin Baker in 2013

The first female Doctor’s arrival has rubbed some more traditional (or, y’know, sexist) fans of the show up the wrong way, with the BBC speaking out amid the viewer complaints.

They insisted: “Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor.

“She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor.”

It was recently teased that the Doctor’s two companions from Peter’s tenure will appear in his final episode, with Jenna Coleman set to briefly return.

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