As Doctor Who fans, we’re well accustomed to being asked who our favourite Doctor is; many of us refuse to answer, or simply say “the Doctor”, but for incoming Thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, she’s given an honest (if not particularly shocking) reply.
When asked the standard question, Whittaker responded:
“David [Tennant] of course, because I know him. I think he was amazing. But there is no right or wrong, there are no rules.”
Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor regularly between 2005 and 2010 (then reprised the role for 2013’s 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor), has worked with Jodie on Broadchurch, the acclaimed ITV drama written by Chris Chibnall (who is showrunner from Doctor Who Series 11).
We’re sure Whittaker’s done her homework, but she also admitted that she didn’t religiously watch the series when she was growing up:
“As a family, we didn’t watch it except at other people’s houses. But I was much more aware of it when it came back with Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith.”
Many will be quick to decry her for this, but let’s be honest here: it means nothing. She doesn’t have to know everything about the series to play the role. Let’s not forget that Matt Smith wasn’t a fan growing up either, but we all know how fantastic he was – and his participation now means he’s an avid viewer for life!
Doctor Who Series 11 is filming now, and is expected to air on BBC1 in October 2018.