Steven Moffat Condems 'Miserable' Leak Of New Doctor Who Scripts

BBC Worldwide have apologised for the blunder

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Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat is understandably decidedly unhappy that scripts from the upcoming series of Doctor Who leaked online far ahead of their broadcast.

He made a surprise appearance at the London Film and Comic Con alongside Jenna Coleman and is quoted by the Mirror as calling the leak "horrible, miserable and upsetting".

Many fans of the hit BBC show have refrained from reading them in fear of spoiling upcoming twists and turns, and it seems the 51-year-old is grateful to them for opting to experience the episodes as they were intended to be experienced.

Stephen Moffat (WENN)

BBC Worldwide issued an apology and vowed to look into the "security issue" afoot after the emergence of the screenplays, and it is thought that it all kicked off thanks to the new BBC offices in Miami.

The corporation said in a statement: "BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public.

"We deeply regret this and apologise to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series. We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches."

Doctor Who films (WENN)

They added: "We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty."

The first episode in the new run, Deep Breath, will premiere with a special screening in Cardiff on August 7, three weeks before it hits the air on August 23.

Anticipation is through the roof ahead of the arrival of new Doctor Peter Capaldi's arrival.

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