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Peter Jackson 'Will Direct Doctor Who Episode'

Show boss reveals that filmmaker only wants a Dalek in payment...

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffat has revealed that The Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson has agreed to direct an epsiode of the BBC sci-fi staple.

And he also told a crowd at the Edinburgh Festival that all Jackson had asked for in return was to have his own Dalek to keep - and that the episode could be set in his native New Zealand.

"He's serious about it. We talked at The Hobbit premiere — he just wants a Dalek," The Sun quoted him as saying.

"So we'll give him a Dalek and he'll direct an episode. I think he'd like to us to go to New Zealand. I think it's entirely possible."

Moffat was also asked about the rumours that JK Rowling was writing an episode of Doctor Who - and gave fans hope that it could happen.

He said: "I can't confirm that... right now."

Peter Capaldi was recently revealed as the next Doctor Who.