Stacey Dooley planning 'gender switched Strictly routine' in tribute to Jodie Whittaker and 'Doctor Who'

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Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton (Credit: BBC)
Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton (Credit: BBC)

Stacey Dooley has revealed that her Strictly Come Dancing routine this week will find her performing some of the male parts of the tango, in tribute to Jodie Whittaker’s new Time Lord.

The documentary maker and her partner Kevin Clifton revealed the plans on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two last night.

Inspired by Whittaker, who has become the first female to play The Doctor on Doctor Who, Dooley said that they will be ‘playing with the routine a little bit’.

“She’s the first female doctor and she’s fierce and she’s her own independent woman so we’re incorporating that,” she said.

Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who (Credit: BBC)
Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who (Credit: BBC)

Clifton added: “There’s some role reversal because [Jodie] is the first female to play what has been a male role for so many years.

“We’re playing with that within our tango so Stacey will play some of the male roles and I will be dancing some of the female role.”

To keep up the theme for the Halloween special this weekend, Clifton will apparently be dressed as a Cyberman, and they’ll be performing their tango to the famous Doctor Who theme tune.

Elsewhere, Dr Ranj and Janette will jive to Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash, Charles and Karen will also jive to the Time Warp, while Sean and Katya will perform a Viennese waltz to I Put A Spell On You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

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