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Jodie Whittaker feared she had done Doctor Who ‘wrong’ after watching Peter Capaldi’s regeneration

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Jodie Whittaker feared she had done Doctor Who ‘wrong’ (Picture: PA)

Jodie Whittaker has revealed that she feared she had done Doctor Who ‘wrong’ after watching back Peter Capaldi’s regeneration episode.

The star made history as the first female Doctor when she took over from Peter in 2017.

However, it turns out the groundbreaking role came with its anxieties as the actress confessed she worried she hadn’t got the part right.

When speaking to Guy Garvey during his Finest Hour on BBC Radio 6 Music, Jodie revealed her reactin when watching back her first ever episode.

‘When I saw the episode, where Peter’s [Capaldi] Doctor regenerates into myself,’ she started. ‘We were midway through shooting and that was the first time in a long time that I’d been watching it – I hadn’t watched it to try and give myself that freedom to step on set.

‘I was like, “Oh my God, I’ve done it wrong. I’ve done it wrong,” and we were only like six weeks in and I had seven months left.’

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She recalled watching back Peter Capaldi’s regeneration episode (Picture: BBC)

The 38-year-old pressed: ‘I came in to work I was like, “You should have told me, I’ve been doing it wrong!” They said, “No, this is the point,’ like, “You know, you aren’t supposed to be doing what someone else did.”

‘But all the energy of the Doctor and all the references and the Whovian kind of pearls are in there. And you then take it and run with it.

‘And actually it’s much more freeing.’

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She was actually doing everything right (Picture: Getty Images)

It comes after the BBC revealed a first look at Jodie’s upcoming Christmas special.

Following a cliffhanger ending to series 12, showrunner Chris Chibnall previously said of the much-anticipated episode: ‘We can’t leave the Doctor there! On that cliffhanger! Well, we did.

‘But rest assured, the Doctor and her friends will be back for a one-off extended Special around Christmas and New Year.’

He pressed: ‘I don’t know when they’re going to put it on yet, otherwise we’d tell you! There will be Daleks. There will be exterminations. Thrills, laughter, tears. You know. The usual.

‘See you at the end of the year.’

Doctor Who is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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