How did I bag Doc­tor Who? By not be­ing an a***hole...

Se­cret of star Jodie’s suc­cess Jour­nal­ist’s Ap­ple Watch ‘recorded his mur­der by Saudis’

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - BY KAREN ROCK­ETT BY JAMES DESBOROUGH

RECORD­INGS on a miss­ing jour­nal­ist’s Ap­ple Watch prove he was tor­tured and mur­dered by Saudi Ara­bia, it has been claimed.

Saudi na­tional Ja­mal Khashoggi, a critic of the regime, van­ished af­ter vis­it­ing its con­sulate in Is­tan­bul.

His watch re­port­edly synced with his iPhone, car­ried by his JODIE Whit­taker says she landed the new Doc­tor Who role by “not be­ing an a***hole”.

And avoid­ing be­com­ing an “ab­so­lute kn**head” in pre­vi­ous act­ing jobs also helped, she claimed.

The Broad­church star ad­mit­ted that get­ting on with the ITV crime se­ries’ cre­ator Chris Chib­nall helped when he be­came ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer and head writer of Doc­tor Who.

Jodie said: “I am 36 and I have a bit of a ca­reer but I have a lot to go as well and if there is any ad­vice I could give any­one in this cli­mate it is ‘don’t be an a***hole’.

“Chris Chib­nall gave me this ex­tra­or­di­nary role of Beth La­timer in Broad­church, which was a won­der­ful se­ries to be part of, and it was five years of my life.

“Now had I been an ab­so­lute kn**head on that job, rude to peo­ple, not a team player and not an en­sem­ble mem­ber, my life would not have been the same be­cause Chris would never have wanted to work with me again.

“I am lucky we were friends and my per­son­al­ity in be­tween takes is re­ally what he was look­ing for in the Doc­tor. She fi­ancee out­side, and recorded video and au­dio in­side the build­ing.

The au­dio in par­tic­u­lar is said to pro­vide “per­sua­sive, grue­some” ev­i­dence that as­sas­sins killed him.

It cap­tured his screams as he was beaten then hacked to pieces, a Turk­ish news­pa­per said. “The mo­ments when he was in­ter­ro­gated, tor­tured and mur­dered were added: “Think­ing you have far more sta­tus than you have is a dan­ger­ous thing in this in­dus­try. “It is a small com­mu­nity of ac­tors, es­pe­cially in the UK. It is al­ways en­sem­ble whether your name is in the ti­tle or not.” Talk­ing on the In Depth show on Sir­iusXM, Jodie said one of the ma­jor pres­sures of pro­mot­ing Doc­tor Who in Amer­ica was mind­ing her Ps and Qs. The straight-talker from Skel­man­thorpe in Hud­der­s­field, West York­shire, said: “I swear a lot and so the pres­sure is not drop­ping my nat­u­ral vo­cab­u­lary into ev­ery in­ter­view and re­al­is­ing I am go­ing to be kicked out.” Oth­ers said to have been in the run­ning to play the 13th Doc­tor in­cluded My Fam­ily’s Kris Mar­shall, fel­low Broad­church ac­tress Olivia Col­man, Killing Eve writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer. Tonight’s episode of the new Doc­tor Who se­ries, on BBC1 at 6.55pm, sees Jodie and her new pals – in­clud­ing Gra­ham played by Bradley Walsh – get stranded on a hos­tile alien planet without the Tardis. recorded in the Ap­ple Watch mem­ory,” it re­ported. It said Saudi agents re­alised af­ter Mr Khashoggi died that the watch was record­ing, then used his finger­print to un­lock it and delete some but not all files. These emerged later, it re­ported.

A Saudi del­e­ga­tion has ar­rived in Turkey for a joint probe. Turk­ish spies told in­ves­ti­ga­tors they eaves­dropped on the Oc­to­ber 2 killing. US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump promised “se­vere pun­ish­ment” for the Saudis if they did kill the Wash­ing­ton Post writer, 57.

For­mer For­eign Sec­re­tary Sir Mal­colm Rifkind de­manded UK sanc­tions on Saudi Ara­bia. Riyadh said ac­cu­sa­tions it or­dered Mr Khashoggi’s killing are “lies”.

GOOD TIM­ING WHO TWO With co-star Bradley Walsh WHO LIVED HERE? From tonight’s show SHOW BOSS Chris Chib­nall BREAK With An­drew Buchan in Broad­church

KILLED Ja­mal Khashoggi

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