Calling Doctor Who fans! BBC needs your help welcome the latest doctor


BBC America is doing something glorious for the Doctor Who fandom. They’re asking for videos of you welcoming Jodie Whittaker, the Thirteenth Doctor, to the Whoniverse.

According to BBC America, they’re creating a “massive, collaborative fan video made up of your messages welcoming Jodie to Doctor Who.”

We’ve already seen her in the Thirteenth Doctor Reveal video and at the end of “Twice Upon a Time,” this last year’s Christmas Special, but her proper season starts in October.

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So HOW do you do it? WHAT do you do? When is it due? I know– so many questions!

We’ll start with WHEN because it’s easy.

Submissions need to happen before June 8, 2018, noon EDT. (That’s a Friday).

HOW: Send submission to

I’m going to say that again because I’ve already seen comments on other posts asking “where do I send it?”

You send your submission to 

Make sure your submission has the following information:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your preferred social media platform username
  3. The message for Jodie.

If you’re sending a video message, it must be at most 10 seconds and under 20MB and as hi-def as you can get it with the tools at your disposal. BBC America also warns you not to put any background music to your message because they will be doing that in their master-cut edit.

If you’re not into video messaging (though BBC America does say they prefer videos), don’t despair! You can submit pictures of you in cosplay, a collage you’ve made, a graphic, or any fan-art in any style.

While BBC America doesn’t specify the file size for non-videos, my guess is the 20MB cap for video also applies to anything else you’d submit.

Read the terms and conditions here.

Doctor Who is about the fans. We are a warm community with passionate creatives, and I cannot wait to see the final product.

Doctor Who, the production, has always treated its fans like old friends.

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Each actor who has played the Doctor comments that the fans are “enthusiastic” and touring for season premieres is an outrageous experience, unlike anything they’d done before. Here’s Matt Smith talking about it on

The Graham Norton Show

in 2011:

They certainly have a lot of fun with the fans. This is a moment during

The Graham Norton


with David Tennant:

and again, on

The Graham Norton Show

(can you tell I really like

The Graham Norton Show

? Trust me, they’ve appeared on very many other shows, as well.)

Let’s go, Whovians!

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Will you be submitting a welcome video for Jodie Whittaker? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us some of your fan art!