FORMER Doctor Who Peter Davison has quit Twitter after being bombarded with abuse from sinister trolls over his comments about first womanlike Time Lord Jodie Whittaker.
Fans of the BBC series were sealed in a mad discuss online after the former Broadchurch star landed the role of a lifetime.
Davison, 66, was the Doctor from 1982 until 1984.
Peter quit the micro-blogging site on Monday writing: “All this toxicity about a sci-fi show has been sobering.
“I’m pursuit it a day. @PeterDavison5 used to be fun. Now it’s not. Must Dash. xx”
Davison – who played the fifth alloy in the 80s came under fire after he pronounced immature boys would remove a role indication after Jodie was expel as the first lady Doctor Who.
He told PA that his only doubt over the new Doctor was: “the detriment of a role indication for boys who we consider Doctor Who is undeniably critical for”.
His comments sparked a large discuss with Colin Baker – another former Doctor – observant he was articulate “absolute rubbish”.
Taking to Twitter, Peter simplified his position writing: “For the record we didn’t contend we had doubts about Jodie. we pronounced “she’s a superb singer and will do a smashing pursuit and we need to open it..
“..up”. we also urged capricious fans to be understanding about change. It was a premonition about role models in an differently certain answer..”
Meanwhile, as the BBC compensate quarrel rumbles on, the broadcaster has vowed to compensate Whittaker the same income as outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi.
Boss Tony Hall pronounced she will get “the same” as income gaps between men and women have to be exterminated.
The Director-General’s oath amid conflict at male stars getting better income means Jodie, 35, will earn up to £249,999.
That is the income scale Capaldi, 59, was suggested to be on when the Beeb was forced to divulge top salaries.
The only lady in the top 10 is Strictly’s Claudia Winkleman on £450,000.
Meanwhile, Doctor Who author Steven Moffat finally reliable the iconic sci-fi character’s genuine name at Comic Con over the weekend.
New spoilers from Capaldi’s final part this Christmas have also been released, with a cameo opening from Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss.
Got a story? email email@example.com or call us approach on 02077824220