Jodie Whittaker will earn the same as Peter Capaldi, BBC confirms

As the debate over the salaries the BBC pays to its talent continues to rumble, the director general of the corporation, Tony Hall, has been discussing money and Doctor Who in a new interview.

He’s been talking to the Evening Standard, and was asked whether the new Doctor – Jodie Whittaker – would be taking how the c£200k that Peter Capaldi earned for the role in the last financial year.

“Yes”, he confirmed, “there is parity for the same amount of work”.

He also added that “and I do think it is time for 13th Time Lord to be a woman. I watched my first Doctor Who in the Sixties, hiding behind the sofa. As a devoted Whovian, I’m incredibly excited”.

The full interview can be found here.

Via Cult Box by Martin Prince