New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi was left nursing a dislocated thumb after an on-set accident for his latest TV role - after getting tangled in a frock.
The actor got caught in a co-star's period costume while filming his new BBC drama The Musketeers, based on the characters created by Alexandre Dumas.
Capaldi - who was seen regenerating into The Doctor on Christmas Day - had to twist the injured digit back into place himself leaving him weak at the knees with the pain.
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He plays Cardinal Richelieu, the first minister and confidant of the French King in the new BBC1 series which begins later this month.
Capaldi said the shooting of the sword-wielding adventure series was beset by injuries: "Dislocated shoulders, bruised shins, the odd concussion. It's one of the occupational hazards of being a swashbuckler.
"I myself suffered a nasty dislocated thumb, but embarrassingly not from swinging a sword around. Instead, my injury came from a domestic the cardinal was having with milady, Maimie McCoy.
"I threw her against the wall not realising I'd caught my thumb in her large frock. I felt a jab of pain. And when the director said 'cut' I looked down and saw my thumb was on the wrong way round. Nasty. Instinct took over and I shoved it back - which made my eyes water and my knees weak."
He added: "The lesson clearly was, never get into a fight with Maimie McCoy."