Fern Britton awkwardly admits she hates Doctor Who

Megan Davies
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From Digital Spy

While the rest of us are counting down the days until Doctor Who's series 10 premiere on Saturday, Fern Britton is not doing the same...

And, thanks to a little meddling from The One Show host Matt Baker, now new companion Pearl Mackie knows it too.

Not even three minutes into last night's (April 12) episode and Matt stirred up a bit of contention among his guests by bringing up what Fern would put into Room 101 โ€“ which just so happened to be Doctor Who.

And yes, Pearl Mackie's reaction is all of us.

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The hosts were referring to Fern's appearance on Room 101 back in 2012, where she chose to put Doctor Who in the room, calling it "the most dreary thing".

"I don't understand any of it," she said in the clip โ€“ although you'll be glad to hear that Robert Webb's pick of The Jeremy Kyle Show was ultimately the thing that Frank Skinner decided we could be without in that particular round.

"I'm just not a sci-fi fiend," Fern explained afterwards. "Never have been. And obviously Doctor Who has been going almost as long as I have, and I know it well. But it hasn't ever captured me."

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However, it's a chat show and you're usually friendly to the guests, so Fern added: "And then you and Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas have turned up and suddenly I'm really fired up about it."

And hey, Fern may just mean it too...

After the show, she tweeted Pearl to say that she's been converted into a Doctor Who fan after all, and she even retweeted a video from the official Doctor Who account.

Which, of course, Pearl was very happy to hear:

Meanwhile, it seems Pearl herself hasn't quite caught up with how the Doctor's TARDIS actually flies through time and space.

"Ummm, it's space engine oil," she guessed when asked what powers the TARDIS on The One Show last night. "None of that congestion charge or pollution either. It's all good!"

It's actually Artron energy, but as we haven't actually seen Bill in the TARDIS yet, we'll let her off. Just this once.

Pearl makes her debut in Doctor Who on Saturday, April 15 at 7.20pm and on BBC America in the US.

The One Show airs on BBC One.

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