Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has revealed her anxiety has "skyrocketed" in recent months, fuelled by worries about coronavirus pandemic.

Filming for the new series of the BBC One show started this month including the Revolution Of The Daleks Christmas special.

While speaking about working on the show with coronavirus restrictions in place, the 13th Doctor told the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine about how the pandemic has affected her personally.

She said: "I'm pretty anxious anyway, so it (the pandemic) has skyrocketed my paranoia.

"That worst-case scenario, that I cause someone ill health, I cause them long Covid... I'm a follower of a rule and I need things to be really clear, otherwise, it sends me into an apocalyptic panic attack."

The actor went on to say that she would usually spend Christmas with her parents, who she is close with, or have a "massive" celebration with her husband's family in America, but added "obviously, we can't do that this year".

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