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New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker on why she wanted to be the ‘ultimate character’

Jodie described the Doctor as ‘the ultimate character’ (Picture: Getty)

Jodie Whittaker has revealed why she wanted to be the new star of Doctor Who.

Jodie Whittaker has been named as the new Doctor Who

The Broadchurch star has been announced as the 13th Doctor, taking over from Peter Capaldi when he leaves at Christmas.

She will be the first woman to play the role, which she described as ‘the ultimate character’.

The 35-year-old added that the sci-fi hit show meant she got to ‘play pretend in the truest form’.

Asked why she wanted to step into Peter’s Doc Martens, she said: ‘To be asked to play the ultimate character, to… Read the full story


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