Jodie Whittaker joined host Greg James on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning to play his game ‘What’s My Age Again?’ ahead of the new series of Doctor Who which starts this Sunday.
‘What’s My Age Again?’ involved Greg and Jodie asking callers three questions each to try and determine their age, with the closest guess being the winner. This led to Jodie asking callers, “Do you use full fat milk?”, and “Would you consider soup to be a treat?” amongst other unusual questions. She also admitted to being someone who often enthusiastically waves at Tube train drivers:
? "I'm a two-handed waver, me. VERY keen!" ?
It'd be rude not to ? @gregjames @bbcdoctorwho ? pic.twitter.com/f0KIWABg3w
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) October 3, 2018
More of Jodie’s round of ‘What’s My Age Again?’ can be heard on the BBC Radio 1 website.
Whittaker also spoke to Greg James about the new series of Doctor Who, saying that there’s something for both old and new fans of the show: “I’m really excited for the fans to see it, but I’m really excited for the potential to be someone’s first Doctor”.
Jodie’s full chat with Greg James is available to listen to on the BBC Radio iPlayer, from around the 1 hour and 29 minute mark.
In preparation for Series 11, which is now only a few days away, Jodie Whittaker has made a number of appearances on both radio and TV over the past week or so. Last Saturday, she spoke to Dermot O’Leary on his BBC Radio 2 show about how she’s found life as the Thirteenth Doctor so far.
She spoke to Dermot about her trip to San Diego Comic Con earlier this year, saying: “I found it so exciting because I’m a massive fan of cinema and television and characters and worlds, and so to see an event that is all about everyone from everywhere celebrating that in the most imaginative way – like the costumes are amazing, like you’re driving […] through the streets where you see all the crowds walking through San Diego, going for lunch dressed as Moana and Maui, it’s absolutely brilliant, and then the times when you see the versions of your character, whether it be previous Doctors or them embracing your costume […] it’s overwhelming but it’s fun.”
Jodie also spoke to Shaun Keaveny on his BBC Radio 6Music show last Thursday morning about everything Series 11, including the process of designing her Doctor’s costume, which she described as “really collaborative.”
Jodie Whittaker on The Doctor's new costume…
Hear the full interview with @shaunwkeaveny here: https://t.co/ITcX5ZZG8l pic.twitter.com/3a5DFCfdKV
— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) October 1, 2018
Outside the world of radio, Jodie was also a guest on last Friday’s edition of The Graham Norton Show, where she spoke about her hometown’s unusual name, and performed the Doctor Who theme on a very unusual musical instrument.
Jodie also appeared alongside her fellow Doctor Who cast members Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, and Bradley Walsh on Saturday Morning Mash-Up! on CBBC, where she was interviewed by the infamous Hacker T. Dog. The full clip can be found on the CBBC website.
When Jodie met world famous @CBBC presenter Hacker T Dog @CBBC_Hacker ?. Watch the full interview on CBBC from 9am on Sunday. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/THcZQyBGrW
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) September 28, 2018
Doctor Who returns to BBC One with ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ on Sunday 7th October at 6:45pm, starring Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, Mandip Gill as Yasmin Khan, Tosin Cole as Ryan Sinclair, and Bradley Walsh as Graham O’Brien.