Jodie Whittaker, as well as head writer Chris Chibnall and executive producer Matt Strevens, tell us how she came to be cast as the Thirteenth Doctor in a new clip posted on Doctor Who‘s official Twitter earlier this afternoon.

Chibnall recalls a conversation he had with Whittaker over coffee, where “she was quizzing me about Doctor Who, and she was going ‘maybe I could be a villain, maybe I’ll be a villain in it’ and I was like, ‘yeah, you could, or you could think about applying to be the Doctor?'”

Check out the full clip below:

As all Doctor Who fans are no doubt well aware, Series 11 is now only two days away. In the meantime, be sure to take a look at our preview of the first episode ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth‘.

BlogtorWho was also fortunate enough to be in attendance at the red carpet premiere of the new series last week, where we heard everything Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker had to say about this imminent new era of Doctor Who.

Elsewhere, on TV and Radio…

Ahead of the start of the new series on Sunday night, Jodie Whittaker has also made a number of appearances on TV and radio over the past week or so. She joined host Greg James on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Wednesday morning to talk about her role as the new Doctor, as well as to play his game ‘What’s My Age Again?’

Whittaker also spoke to Dermot O’Leary last Saturday on his BBC Radio 2 show about how she’s found life as the Thirteenth Doctor so far, as well as her experience at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

Last week, she also appeared on Shaun Keaveny’s show on BBC Radio 6Music last Thursday morning to talk 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 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.

Presenter Graham Norton (standing) with (left to right) Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling, Jodie Whittaker and Sir Rod Stewart
Presenter Graham Norton (standing) with (left to right) Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling, Jodie Whittaker and Sir Rod Stewart
during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening.

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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