Jodie Whittaker bowed out of Doctor Who in style in an epic, action-packed thrill-ride. And she proved the big heart and positivity she displayed on screen right to the end of her time in the Tardis. She stopped to sign copies of The Big Issue – with her face on the cover – for popular vendor Jon Gregg this week.
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Whittaker has been a strong supporter of The Big Issue for many years. She has always made time to speak to us throughout her time in Doctor Who, filmed a short video encouraging readers to subscribe to the magazine when our vendors were unable to sell on the streets during lockdown, and gave us a big, exclusive exit interview for our recent cover story.
Now, thanks to Whittaker’s generosity, vendor Jon was able to sell signed copies of The Big Issue to delighted fans in London.
Back in 2018, Whittaker told us: “We have got a lovely man where I live. If I ever make it onto the cover, I will get it from him. He is so nice. I didn’t know he knew who I was [he did!]. He is a lovely, positive, very upbeat man.”
And in 2020 she told us: “It’s such a brilliant magazine that I buy every week and I’ve never felt shortchanged. The Big Issue is absolutely riddled with interesting content, always coming from an angle I am fascinated by, and you are always talking about people I am interested in.