David Tennant has said he is eagerly awaiting Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who series because everything the actor does excites him.
The former Doctor said he was a huge fan of The Thick Of It star Peter, and that he thought signing up the actor must have been a no-brainer for the show's bosses.
Asked whether he would be watching the new series at the TCA event in Los Angeles, David quipped: "I never watch it, never watched it since I left, I can't bear any of them. Of course I will! How could I not? It's compulsory in Britain anyway, you have to now."
The Broadchurch and Gracepoint star continued: "I haven't seen any of it yet but everything about Peter Capaldi gets me terribly excited so I'm very much looking forward to it."
On the subject of whether he was surprised at an older Doctor casting, David replied: "I think if you've got the chance of signing Peter Capaldi then you do it, I imagine."
Doctor Who series eight is due to air on BBC One from August.