Jodie Whittaker joined host Dermot O’Leary on his BBC Radio 2 Saturday Breakfast show to talk about her experience of being the Thirteenth Doctor so far.

She spoke to Dermot about the filming of the upcoming series, joking that new companion Bradley Walsh is “the most immature person I’ve ever met, which is saying a lot coming from me, and he talks more than me, which is an award in itself, and I’ve never laughed so much throughout nine months – he’s absolutely brilliant.”

Dermot O'Leary, Jodie Whittaker - BBC Radio 2 - 29th September 2018
Dermot O’Leary, Jodie Whittaker – BBC Radio 2 – 29th September 2018

Jodie also spoke 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.”

The full clip of Jodie Whittaker on Saturday Breakfast With Dermot can be found on the BBC Radio 2 website.


As well as this morning’s appearance on BBC Radio 2, Jodie Whittaker also spoke to Shaun Keaveny on his BBC Radio 6Music show on Thursday morning about everything Series 11, including the process of designing her Doctor’s costume, which she described as “really collaborative.”

Outside the world of radio, Jodie was also a guest on last night’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 this morning’s 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.

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.


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