“I used to work in an office on Haymarket with both a front and back entrance. When going for a cigarette, I used to take the back entrance so I wouldn’t be standing outside on the main road. I certainly didn’t expect for the lift doors to open on the ground floor to be confronted by Sylvester McCoy who was trying to get in, explaining to a security guard he was there for a meeting.
“The security guard had no idea who he was or what he was talking about and was getting quite arsey, so I walked Sylv round to the front of the building.
“I confessed I was a bit of a fan, to which he replied: ‘That’s the best thing about being an old Doctor. I used to save the universe, but now there’s always someone in the universe there to save you when you need help.'”