Incoming Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has been speaking about her hopes for the BBC sci-fi series, with the actress apparently keeping her fingers crossed that her casting as the first female Doctor will attract a new audience to the show.
“It’s got a huge audience, and a huge fanbase, and a loyal, wonderful fanbase,” Whittaker told Christine Bleakley on ITV’s Lorraine during a chat about new BBC series Trust Me, which she also stars in.
“But you know, maybe this will open it up to maybe some new young faces who haven’t necessarily been introduced to it yet.
“Cos what you forget is, we’re so lucky – if I’m the Thirteenth [Doctor] there’s so much to watch and catch up on, that it doesn’t matter what age you come into it. You’ve got this wealth of amazing television to watch.”