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Heart-throb's star role

By Barrie Mattei

TV'S NEW DR WHO will be heart-throb actor Peter Davison, the girl-chasing vet in All Creatures Great and Small.

Peter, 29, will take command of the famous Tardis time machine next year and set about the task of sorting out space creatures rather that farm beasts.

The BBC say he is the ideal choice to be the fifth Dr Who.

Peter has also become a firm favourite with mums—for the way he presents the children's story programme. Once Upon a Time.


But he does face a slight snag in his space adventures. For he is a chronic blusher.

Peter said yesterday: "It is so bad that even hearing someone talking about blushing is enough to make me go bright pink. I always blush if I've done or said something silly."

There are certainly lines in the script — like explaining he is 900 years old with two hearts — which are enough to make anyone go red.


However he won't have the samne problems as the retiring Dr Who — Tom Baker — who had to talk to a tin dog.

The little robot K9 is being dropped from the popular Saturday series.

"Peter is no right for the role," programme producer John Nathan Turner said last night.

"He is very popular with children and has a large following with feminine viewers."

Peter, who is married to sexy St Bruno ad girl Sandra Dickinson, joked: "The sky's the limit with Dr Who. And if I get chucked out of my home I will always have a police box to live in! "

Peter's task as the indestructible time lord will be boosted by another new face ... 23-year-old Janet Fielding who will play a character called Tegan.

Caption: Peter Davison ... "The sky is the limit now"

Caption: Tom Baker ... His last trip in the Tardis

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