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Reckon burning through the 'Game of Thrones' boxset makes you a superfan? Think again. Eddy Frankel meets four people whose obsessions truly know no bounds.

'I own a "Doctor Who" shop'

Kevan Looseley

'The shop was my wife's mad idea. She applied to the BBC for a merchandising licence and opened the shop in Upton Park on December 1 1984. I walked in on that opening day and we've been together ever since.'

'We tried to have a serious, formal ceremony when we got married in 1987, but it didn't work out. We ended up with Daleks on the cake and a Robot of Death stomping through all of our wedding photos. We even chose a hymn with a line about dwelling in time and space as a special "Doctor Who" nod.'

'Me and my mate have been Cybermen on "The One Show", though he fainted because of the heat in his whacking great costume. I've been on "Dead Ringers", too, and I've been a Dalek in a "Doctor Who" documentary. I've even been on the show itself. I've met most of the cast, but we've got to be professional. We can't be wetting ourselves every time we get Tom Baker on the phone!'

'My real grown-up job is perfectly serious. I'm a part-timer in the RAF, so the shop is a bit of escapism. I take a "Doctor Who" paperback around the world with me: it's been to the Falklands and to Libya. The book acts as a bit of comfort, it's a totem, really.'

'If I'm not on deployment, my whole life is "Doctor Who". It's always there, it's my livelihood, and I never would have met my wife without it.'

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