Jodie Whittaker will binge watch Doctor Who from 'start to finish'
27 September 2018 - 2:00 PM

Jodie Whittaker will binge watch Doctor Who from 'start to finish'

Share article:

Jodie Whittaker has promised herself she'll binge watch "Doctor Who" "from start to finish" once she's stepped down as the female Time Lord.

The 36-year-old actress has been cast as the extraterrestrial being in the forthcoming series 11 of the sci-fi show and, although she's banned herself from re-watching any of the previous episodes featuring other actors in the lead role to prevent herself from "nicking" their characterisations, she's vowed to watch the programme from series 1 once she's handed the baton over to someone else.

Speaking with BBC Radio 6 Music's Breakfast Show host Shaun Keaveny on Thursday (27.09.18) morning, she said: "For me, I came into the audition process and I was like: "Look, I've seen it because you'd have to live under a rock if you haven't but I was not brought up in a Whovian house so how much do I need to watch before my next audition."

"And he [Chris Chibnall, the new "Doctor Who" boss] was like: "You don't have to! Do the work you need to do but essentially I want you to come at it with a fresh prospective and you'll hopefully get everything you need to know from the sides and the episodes." But actually, I started to watch and then I thought do you know what I'm going to read it because you can read everything you need to know online, which is the wonders of modern technology, but when I started to watch it I was like: "Do you know what, I really want to feel in every moment that I'm really listening to the other actors and responding with as much natural instinct as I can rather than feeling like is this a character choice that I've potentially nicked from someone else ...

"When you're casting a new person you might as well use their fresh energy but when it's over and I'm not it anymore and I hand over the baton, I'm going to watch it from start to finish in order ... I'm as excited as everyone else to see the series because I haven't seen it yet."

Jodie Whittaker was 'quite emotional' over Doctor Who audience

Jodie Whittaker was 'quite emotional' over Doctor Who audience

12 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Jodie Whittaker was 'quite emotional' over Doctor Who audience

Jodie is the first ever woman to play the time-traveller and, although she's proud to make history, she's predicted there will be many more female Doctors to come.

She explained: "I've got embrace this time and be really excited by it but it'll be ace when it's not a moment because there will be so many female Doctors to come but I will be that 80 year old going: "Hiya love, have I told you about this." "

David Tennant says Jamie Oliver inspired his Doctor Who look

David Tennant says Jamie Oliver inspired his Doctor Who look

12 October 2018 - 8:00 AM

David Tennant says Jamie Oliver inspired his Doctor Who look
Ayda Field has no rules for contestants
15 October 2018

Ayda Field has no rules for contestants

Ayda Field has no rules for contestants
Bruce Forsyth was father figure to Craig Revel Horwood
15 October 2018

Bruce Forsyth was father figure to Craig Revel Horwood

Bruce Forsyth was father figure to Craig Revel Horwood
Richard Madeley reflects on devastating baby loss
15 October 2018

Richard Madeley reflects on devastating baby loss

Richard Madeley reflects on devastating baby loss
Ben Price's 'easy' Coronation Street return
15 October 2018

Ben Price's 'easy' Coronation Street return

Ben Price's 'easy' Coronation Street return
Charley Webb doesn't think Debbie can cope with jail
15 October 2018

Charley Webb doesn't think Debbie can cope with jail

Charley Webb doesn't think Debbie can cope with jail
New George Smiley series planned
15 October 2018

New George Smiley series planned

New George Smiley series planned
Tyger Drew-Honey happy for screen parents
15 October 2018

Tyger Drew-Honey happy for screen parents

Tyger Drew-Honey happy for screen parents
Jeremy Kyle ignored cancer symptoms
15 October 2018

Jeremy Kyle ignored cancer symptoms

Jeremy Kyle ignored cancer symptoms
Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder
15 October 2018

Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder

Jennifer Saunders thinks comedy is harder
Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed as Strictly's guest judge
15 October 2018

Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed as Strictly's guest judge

Alfonso Ribeiro confirmed as Strictly's guest judge
Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders
15 October 2018

Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders

Martin Freeman to star in new sitcom Breeders
Katie Piper leaves Strictly Come Dancing
14 October 2018

Katie Piper leaves Strictly Come Dancing

Katie Piper leaves Strictly Come Dancing