In case you missed the news a couple of weeks ago, Jodie Whittaker will be appearing on tonight’s instalment of The Graham Norton Show, which marks the show’s return for its 24th series. She’ll be discussing her role as the latest incarnation of the Doctor, with Series 11 only just over a week away from landing on our screens.
The Graham Norton Show has enjoyed a long association with Doctor Who since it began in 2007. David Tennant has been a guest an incredible six times. This includes appearances to promote Series Three, The End of Time and The Day of the Doctor. Matt Smith joined Tennant on the couch for The Day of the Doctor, and was on the show a further four times in his own right, for A Christmas Carol and The Widow, the Doctor and the Wardrobe among other projects. Peter Capaldi has been there to launch Series Eight, The Husbands of River Song, and Series Ten. Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, Karen Gillan, Jenna Coleman, and Matt Lucas are also among the galaxy of stars that have joined in the fun over the years.
The common thread in all their appearances has been a tremendous sense of fun and good humour. The Graham Norton Show remains the best place to see your favourite Doctor Who stars would be like as guests at the best party you’ve ever thrown.
Also featured on tonight’s show are actor Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, who both star in upcoming musical romance film A Star is Born. Joining them will be actor Ryan Gosling, who is set to play astronaut Neil Armstrong in new biopic The First Man, plus Rod Stewart, who will be performing his new single ‘Didn’t I’.
The Graham Norton Show returns to BBC One tonight (Friday 28th September) at 10:35pm. The program will be available on iPlayer shortly after broadcast.
Doctor Who returns on Sunday 7th October at 6:45pm on BBC One.