Jodie Whittaker reacts to new Doctor Who series 'ripping up the rule book'

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27 Mar 2024, 15:21

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Jodie Whittaker has spoken about how excited she is about the return of Doctor Who.

Fans of the sci-fi series will be able to tune in from midnight on 11th May 2024 to watch two brand new episodes, before the show gets its BBC One premiere later that day, just before the channel airs the Eurovision Song Contest’s Grand Final.

Barbie and Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa will feature as the Time Lord. 

Jodie, who played the thirteenth incarnation of The Doctor in three series and five specials, spoke exclusively to at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards last night (26th March) about the new episodes. When we asked her if she was excited, she replied: “Yeah of course I am! And already what's been out has been amazing. I'm so excited.”

Speaking from the red carpet, she continued: “The Bigeneration? Amazing! I just think what's so exciting is that with every series and every, you know, every version of The Doctor, the rule book can be ripped up and rewritten. I love that, and that's my favourite thing about the show.” 

Jodie received a Leading Actor nomination for Time at the RTS Awards. She told us: “For everybody to be acknowledged is really exciting.”

Gritty BBC prison drama Time also starred Bella Ramsey from The Last of Us and Tamara Lawrance. “Bella and Tamara are phenomenal,” Jodie told us. 

Talking about her own character’s narrative in Time, she added: “Things happen to her that are happening to real women in the system. And I couldn't believe that the system was so broken.” 

Doctor Who will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer on 11th May. Time series one and two are available on BBC iPlayer.