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Jodie Whittaker, who made television history when she became the first woman to play the lead in Doctor Who, has admitted that no one in her family watched the BBC show.

Whittaker, 35, best known for her role as Beth Latimer in the ITV crime drama Broadchurch, said: "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."

The admission follows Smith's revelation that he "hadn't even seen one" episode before his audition.

In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times Magazine today, Whittaker said she used the codename "the Clooney" to refer to her new role before the news was made public. She explained that the actor George Clooney was "an iconic guy" to her and her husband.

When asked about playing the first female Doctor, she urged fans not to be anxious: "They have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one."

Whittaker fought to be paid the same as her predecessor, Peter Capaldi, who earned between £200,000 and £249,999.

Doctor Who returns in the autumn on BBC 1


Caption: Whittaker: fight for equal pay

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