Late night talk show hosts get pretty crafty these days. While the COVID-19 pandemic keeps audiences at home, the show must go on. Luckily, these hosts are naturals at keeping us entertained in the strangest of times, and they often get celebs involved in their bold, at-home ideas.
This week, The Late Late Show host James Corden asked viewers to come up with homemade costumes inspired by the beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who. What he didn’t tell them is that their efforts would be judged by two people who know a thing or to about the show: David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker, who’ve both played iterations of the time-traveling adventurer.
Contestants had only 24 hours to create their costumes, which had to be made from household items. The results are mighty impressive, with people cosplaying everything from a Dalek to Ood.
Not to be showed up by the talented roster of contestants, both Tennant and Whittaker came dressed as their version of the Doctor. “I heard competition and I was out the door!” Whittaker said excitedly, putting up her trademark hood and showing off her competitive streak.
We won’t spoil who wins but we will say the winner came in with a major disadvantage and managed to take home the top prize. We love a good underdog story!
Whittaker and Tennant stuck around for a longer chat with Corden. And the duo wasn’t just reuniting for the fun of it: they also joined The Late Late Show to promote Doctor Who on HBO Max. The new service is now the official streaming home for the modern seasons of the classic series, as well as spinoffs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
It’s always nice to see the Doctors together, especially when it’s to treat well-deserving fans during a chaotic time.
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