WATCH: Peter Capaldi on ‘Doctor Who’: Immediate Fan Reactions

The Three Doctors

The announcement of Peter Capaldi as Matt Smith‘s successor on Doctor Who made front pages around the globe, but what were the reactions of fans who were right there in the studio for the reveal yesterday (August 4)? Anglophenia’s Al Moloney stayed around after the live special to get the first impressions of some very devoted — and well-dressed — Doctor Who fans.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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