Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker admits ‘stealing souvenir’ from final day on set ‘I earned it

Jodie Whittaker reveals she took something from Doctor Who set

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Doctor Who: Flux returned on Halloween night and saw Jodie Whittaker take her place as the iconic Time Lord for the last time after she announced her departure from the show back in July. She joined Adam Hills, Alex Brooker, and Josh Widdecombe on Friday night for another episode of The Last Leg. Speaking on how emotional she felt on the last day of filming, Jodie also revealed she stole a souvenir from the set but wouldn’t reveal what.

Adam began: “I mean, there was a big ‘ahhhh’ when I said this was your final series, but you’ve finished filming it right, so what was the last day on set like for you?”

Jodie revealed: “Yeah, I was an emotional wreck, and I started crying in makeup, and then, obviously, I wasn’t supposed to be crying throughout the day I was supposed to be doing my job.

“But in between, there would be little things like someone said ‘ahh this is the last time Jodie will rehearse in this place’ and I went ‘oh my god’.

“Then I nicked something and put it away, I took a little souvenir, I’d earnt it! I’m not saying what I took because I don’t want them to know,” she told Adam giggling at her mischievousness.

Adam laughed at her revelation and joked: “Is there not a chance the new doctor is going to reach into their coat and go ‘Oh Whittaker!’.”

The audience burst into laughter before Jodie added: “I’ll be like ‘ha ha’, it’s been amazing, and the weirdest thing about it is you film it in such a bizarre sequence.

“Sometimes you can be shooting something that is a complete out of segment, and you haven’t done the bit before, but the last day is done in story order.

“So, the last shot of the last day is my last shot, and I saw our beautiful cameraman Mark just, I could see he was just checking that everything had gone right, and my bottom lip had gone.

“I was like, we can’t do another one because I’m beside myself now, and I could see them all checking every department and say yeah, so that’s a wrap,” Jodie then imitated herself crying on set.

“Then I did a speech that lasted so long, and then everyone was like yeah, yeah, the clap had ended, and I was still going.

“I said the f word every other word, and I was like no one can watch that ‘I just f*****g love you all so much, I was gone.”

The night of the first episode, The Halloween Apocalypse, drew in 4.3 million viewers as they tuned in to watch Jodie’s final adventure.

However, episode two, War of the Sontarans, showed a drop in almost half a million, as only 3.96 million people tuned in [via RadioTimes.com].

This isn’t unusual for the new series of Doctor Who to see a drop in figures after the first episode as previous series have seen a similar drop from week to week.

Despite the drop in ratings, many fans were delighted to see the return of the Sontarans and praised the episode.

@DarkDemon commented: “Okay, who is running #doctorwho and what did they do with Chibnall? I genuinely loved that episode.

“No notes. It was the best episodes Jodie’s been able to sink her teeth into, and my god did she shine, chilling, hilarious, intriguing, and wonderful.”

 @mjgilmfanatic also said: “Chapter 2: War of the Sontarans – 8/10. A massive step up from the first episode, with an episode that makes me remember why I love the show.”

Episode three, Once Upon Time, the synopsis reads: “Time is beginning to run wild, on a planet that shouldn’t exist, in the aftermath of the apocalypse.”

The episode will see the Doctor, Yaz, Dan and Vinder “battling to survive” on a planet that shouldn’t exist, which viewers know as Time.

Doctor Who: Flux continues Sunday night at 6:30pm on BBC One. 
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