Jodie Whittaker prepares to play a different Doctor Who

She's just been named the thirteenth Doctor Who - and the first woman to ever take on the role.

But as she prepares to play a very different kind of doctor is the new BBC series Trust Me, Jodie Whittaker, 35, has given fans an insight into her 'attention seeking' youth.

Mother-of-one Jodie admitted in an interview with the Radio Times she was: 'The attention-seeking child in class who needed everyone to look at meee! [SIC]'

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New Doctor: Jodie Whittaker, 35, has given fans an insight into what she was like growing up calling herself 'an attention seeker' and, ironically, a 'c*** secret keeper'

New Doctor: Jodie Whittaker, 35, has given fans an insight into what she was like growing up calling herself 'an attention seeker' and, ironically, a 'c*** secret keeper'

Originally from Skelmanthorpe, a small village near Huddersfield, the self-confessed book geek added: 'The only time I shut up is when I'm reading.'

Despite referring to herself as a 'c**p secret keeper,' she still managed to keep the biggest secret in TV to herself for five months after landing the Time Lord role.

In fact, the only person she told after getting the nod from the BBC was her husband, American actor Christian Contreras. 

She even appeared at the press launch for her latest drama, Trust Me, before the news was announced.

Unveiled: Despite referring to herself as a 'c*** secret keeper,' she still managed to keep the biggest secret in TV to herself for five months after landing the Time Lord role

Unveiled: Despite referring to herself as a 'c*** secret keeper,' she still managed to keep the biggest secret in TV to herself for five months after landing the Time Lord role

The actress managed to maintain her poker face while, ironically, talking about her starring role as a woman who passes herself off as a doctor. 

The new four-part medical drama focuses on Cath Hardacre, a skilled and dedicated nurse who is suspended after blowing the whistle on her colleagues.

The nurse decides to take the identity of a doctor friend of hers, and then follows her

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