Doctor Who's Jodie Whittaker returns for Comic Relief special

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

BBC One's Comic Relief featured a sketch where Jodie Whittaker reprised The Doctor tonight (March 19).

It came about in the teaser trailer for a fake film titled 2020: The Movie, which starred a number of big names as citizens dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, including Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan as a mother struggling to control her three unruly kids.

But it was Whittaker and Doctor Who co-star Mandip Gill's brief skit that stole the show – both strolling into a hospital ward in full doctor's garb.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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"D'ya hear that? Sounds like... clapping!" Gill said as the pair paused for a minute.

"It's 8pm, it's Thursday. You know what that's for, don't you...?" responded Whittaker's Time Lord, before her screen partner suggested it involved the start of The Great British Bake Off.

"We'd better get a move on," then added Whittaker as she pulled out her sonic screwdriver.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Elsewhere in the trailer, Keira Knightley made a cameo as The Woman Who Can't Take It Anymore – simply yelling the words "I can't take it anymore!" into the camera – alongside Russell Brand, who parodied fitness instructor Joe Wicks.

To do your part for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day, you can text YES to 70210 to contribute £10, text NOSE to 70220 to contribute £20, or visit to find out other ways to get involved.

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