June 20th 2023.
Susanna Reid was completely taken aback when her co-host Richard Madeley revealed that he remembered watching the first ever Doctor Who in 1963. The show, which has since seen William Hartnell, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, and most recently Ncuti Gatwa take on the iconic role, was a huge hit when it first aired.
Ahead of Catherine Tate's appearance on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain, Richard recalled watching the first Doctor Who when he was a child, but Susanna couldn't believe it. Richard began, “It's 13 years since her last visit to the Tardis, Catherine Tate is coming back and reuniting with David Tennant to celebrate the show's, do you believe it, 60th anniversary. I remember the first one, we'll be chatting to her later.”
Astonished Susanna replied, “No, Richard no! You can't!” But Richard insisted, “I was seven years old, I remember it.” To which Susanna quipped, “You must be sleeping in a tardis then!” Richard went on to say, “It was sensational, when Doctor Who hit the screens for the first time, it blew us all away. It was all black and white.”
The show also celebrated show contributor Dr Hilary Jones' special milestone birthday. Dr Hilary has been providing medical advice to viewers for decades – he’s been on television for over thirty years – but few had clocked his age until it was announced on his birthday. When the news was revealed on the show, Richard declared his disbelief and Susanna joked, “I want what he’s having!” Dr Hilary himself quipped in response, “Make-up is brilliant these days, isn’t it? Hides all the wrinkles and everything.”
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