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Whoopi Goldberg wanted to be the first female Doctor Who

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG has taken on many iconic roles during her career - and it looks like the star had her sights set on one of the most notable British characters on telly.

Goldberg revealed that years ago, she asked BBC to give her the lead role in Doctor Who. "The idea of that just so made me happy. But they were like, 'Um, no,’" she said.

Jodie Whittaker became the first female Doctor in 2018.

Speaking on David Tennant's podcast - the man who played the legendary Doctor for five years - Goldberg added: "I always felt like science fiction predicted the future.

"Whether it was climate change, hand computers or being able to move around in different dimensions."

Goldberg’s appreciation for British TV is longstanding. In an interview with the Radio Times in 2017, she said she wanted to star in Doctor Who and was hoping someone would offer her a cameo. She also said to The Sun: "I always hope when I come to England the BBC will say, 'Hey we want you to do something.' I would love that.

"You have a different quality now on television. The way you guys have always done shows has always been the smartest and we've finally just figured it out.

"I like the idea of doing things the way y'all do them, you do some really fun stuff like Black Mirror or, you know, I'm still dying to do Doctor Who."

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