Dalek Sports Day continues… this from The Sun
By JAMIE PYATT
June 25th 2010
A DOCTOR Who fan has transformed his DALEK into the ultimate England mascot ahead of Sunday’s World Cup clash with Germany.
Patriotic Chris Balcombe, 50, spent a week painstakingly painting his 1970s-style Dalek red and white — and even replaced the usual plunger with a VUVUZELA.
The footie mad fan started by repainting the “skirt” section in the team’s red and white colours and worked his way up adding St George’s flags.
He finished it off with a red and white hat and the plastic and aluminium horn.
Chris, from Dibden Purlieu, near Southampton, Hants, said: “The Dalek is bent on universal conquest and domination and is without pity or remorse.
“It will terrorise the German defence and make sure they are ex-German-ated once and for all. I thought it was a great way to show my support.”
He added: “I know Dr Who’s arch-enemy will help us fight off the Germans and take us to World Cup glory. A Dalek armed with a vuvuzela will knock them out.
“Our team need all the support they can get and I this is a great way to get behind them.”
This particular Dalek has already been in the national spotlight.
It first appeared in Dr Who in the early 1960s, and struck such fear into children’s hearts that a 2008 survey of kids showed that nine out of ten identified a Dalek correctly.