Chat show host and Whovian Interruptus Supreme Graham Norton might have learnt something tonight. Exiting Time Lord Peter Capaldi was among guests on Norton’s show tonight and recounted an awkward moment during a public relations trip to Germany. Arriving in Berlin he was advised “not to mention the War.”

All well and good, but the first question asked was “Is it true the Daleks are based on the Nazis?” Capaldi indicates that he wasn’t sure how to answer.

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And it is at that point in Capaldi’s story when Norton suddenly asks with an air of surprise “Are they based on the Nazis?”

“Well yes,” says Capaldi. “Oh,” says Norton. “They go around screaming EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE,” says Capaldi demonstrating his impression of a plunger arm salute.