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David Tennant reveals his most awkward Doctor Who fan interaction ... in the shower

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May 2, 2018, 2:48 PM EDT

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant has revealed just how far some fans of the long-running BBC series are willing to go to get an autograph from the British actor. And some of them are willing to go pretty far (or rather, pretty close) indeed.

We all know that Doctor Who and sci-fi fans in general are a bunch of awesome, passionate people. And that’s pretty great. But sometimes, there are fans that can make for some close encounters with their favorite stars turn into some pretty darn awkward situations, as Tennant explained during his recent appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Corden himself has experienced first-hand just how truly passionate (“enthusiastic,” Tennant calls them) the Whovian fan base can be when he guest-starred in two Doctor Who episodes alongside Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor: "The Lodger" and "Closing Time." So when he asked the Bad Samaritan actor about some of his craziest Who fan encounters, Tennant revealed the weirdest one took place (of all places) in a gym shower…

“I think sci-fi fans sort of get a bad rap,” Tennant started by saying, “because of all the things that can be your hobby and your passion what a lovely thing to have. But yeah, people do get a bit overexcited, of course, because... you know, people asking for an autograph in the shower at the gym, that’s quite weird.”

Let's ponder that for one minute. Okay, we can all pretty much agree that particular Doctor Who die-hard could have at least waited for Tennant to have some clothes on before asking for that autograph because, c'mon. Some places are just off limits.

Let's hope this lapse in judgement was a case of the nerves rather than truly bad manners.