Celebrity Gossip, November 19: Peter Capaldi turned down Dr Who role in 1996

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He was asked to audition as the eighth doctor in the 1996 TV movie version.

The joint BBC and US network venture included a possible new series in America.

But he said no and Paul McGann was hired.

Speaking at the Series Eight DVD launch, Peter Capaldi said: “I turned down the opportunity to audition. I knew I wouldn’t get it.” Daily Star

Downton Abbey star Allen Leech has hinted his character will exit the show during its highly-anticipated Christmas episode.

However the Irish actor, who plays widowed chauffeur Tom Branson in the hit period drama, says the door will always be open for him to return as his character will NOT be killed off. Daily Express

Band Aid 30 looks to be another huge hit for Sir Bob Geldof - having stolen the top spot as fastest selling single of 2014.

That’s after it raised more than £1 million in just FIVE minutes after its official release. Daily Mirror

Peter Andre is currently the face of supermarket chain Iceland. But fans have called for him to be sacked after the singer and TV star made a quip about the fact he appears in their TV adverts, hinting that it’s embarrassing.

The 41-year-old Australian appeared on ITV2’s comedy panel show Celebrity Juice when his comment backfired. Daily Mail