Capaldi auditioned for the highly coveted job in secret at the home of Steven Moffat. He felt terrible keeping the news from his young daughter Cecily as she longed to see her father as the Time Lord. He said, "It was wonderful not to keep the secret any longer. For a while I couldn't tell my daughter and she was looking at people linked to the show and was getting rather upset that nobody was mentioning me. I just had to say, 'Rise above it, darling'."