‘Doctor Who’ boss Steven Moffat hits out at spoiler posters

Writer declares: 'I wish they could be fans of something else.'

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has hit out at fans of the show who post spoilers online.

“You can’t imagine how much I hate them,” the writer said after crucial plot details were revealed on the internet.

At the press launch for the new series last month, Moffat pleaded with journalists not to spoil details of the series’ opening two-parter, which was packed with surprises and revelations, a request to which they largely conceded.

But one fan who had been invited to the screening posted the entire storyline on an internet forum. Moffat told BBC Radio 5 Live: “It’s only fans who do this, or they call themselves fans. I wish they could go and be fans of something else.”

Moffat continued: “It’s heartbreaking in a way because you’re trying to tell stories, and stories depend on surprise. So to have some twit come to a press launch, write up a story in the worst, most ham-fisted English you can imagine, and put it on the internet? I just hope that guy never watched my show again, because that’s a horrific thing to do.”

Doctor Who continues this Saturday on BBC One.