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Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker admits being ‘terrified’ by series 12’s new monsters


DOCTOR Who star Jodie Whittaker has admitted there are new villains that left her “bricking it” during film.

Season 12 of the hit science-fiction drama will return on BBC One in the new year and fans can expect a “lot of insight into Bradley Walsh’s panic run”, she joked.

 Jodie has admitted the monsters are "scarier" in season 12

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Jodie has admitted the monsters are “scarier” in season 12Credit: BBC

“Sometimes, the lighting’s the issue. There’s smoke, so sometimes you’re like, ‘I know, I’ve read it. We’ve rehearsed it. We’ve also shot seven different angles. But at this moment in time, I know it’s about to pop up, and it’s going to be awful’. And every time, it was terrifying,” said Jodie.

“Then with recurring monsters from previous seasons, we’ve got the Judoon, we’ve got Cybermen. And having worked with the Daleks in the last season, it just feels like, you know, this is exciting, to bring our stamp onto those monsters from previous seasons. Classic monsters.”

Speaking to Digital Spy, the cast added that viewers can also expect things to just “get bigger” than ever before.

“We have reoccurring monsters. We have new monsters. And actually, I think it’s got scarier,” said Mandip Gill.

 How is anything scarier than the Daleks?

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How is anything scarier than the Daleks?
 The gang are back on January 1

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The gang are back on January 1Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture
 "We've got the Judoon, we've got Cybermen," said Jodie of season 12

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“We’ve got the Judoon, we’ve got Cybermen,” said Jodie of season 12Credit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture
 'I'll you know that I was scared," said Jodie's co-star Tosin

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‘I’ll you know that I was scared,” said Jodie’s co-star Tosin

Tosin Cole added: “I’m not ashamed, I’ll be a man, and I’ll you know that I was scared.

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“I knew something was going to happen.”

The 37-year-old actress returns as the Time Lord on New Year’s Day in a two-part opener for the latest series.

But Jodie admitted there was a chance season 13 might have never happened as she had a near-death experience with a spider during filming in South Africa.

 The actress returns as the Time Lord on New Year's Day in a two-part opener

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The actress returns as the Time Lord on New Year’s Day in a two-part openerCredit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture
 Tosin, Bradley Walsh and Mandep Gill all return to join Jodie on her adventures

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Tosin, Bradley Walsh and Mandep Gill all return to join Jodie on her adventuresCredit: WARNING: Use of this image is subject to the terms of use of BBC Pictures’ Digital Picture
 Jodie is the first female Doctor ever

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Jodie is the first female Doctor everCredit: PA:Press Association

She explained on The Graham Norton Show: “Unbeknownst to me, the crew was filming a huge sac spider, and no one told me how terrifying and dangerous it was, and it crawled down my face and inside my costume.

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“I absolutely bricked it and can’t repeat what I said. I found out after that I could have died! It was horrific.”

Doctor Who trailer for series 12 sees the Cybermen return





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