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The hilarious moment a US TV show failed to understand Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker’s Yorkshire accent

Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who
Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who

The subtitles of an American TV show misspelt the word Huddersfield while interviewing actress and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker - and the internet found it hilarious.

The Huddersfield actress was appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday evening in the USA when the side-splitting subtitle gaff happened.

A still from the show was shared on social media network Twitter by user @dotski_w, showing the word Huddersfield had been spelt ‘Hoodezfield’’ on the show.

The full line read: “I’m from Hoodezfield, in West Yorkshire.”

The internet reacted in a typically comical fashion.

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@pbhellawell wrote: “Ha! I hereby declare the town Hoodezfield from henceforth!”

@ClausVistesen said: “The Z is a nice touch; bold, but nice.”

@Lloyd_Butler_ found the wrror amusing, writing: “No way. NO WAY! HOODEZFIELD?! AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Serious but. Huddersfield should consider changing its name to this.”

@Thessilian said: “OH MY GOD I’M LAUGHING SO HARD i mean legit that’ll be what she sounds like.”

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There’s an all-new supporting cast, with Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole playing The Doctor’s companions.

It’s moving from Saturday nights to a brand new slot on Sunday evenings, while new showrunner Chris Chibnall, of Broadchurch fame (which Whittaker also memorably starred in) – promises it’s bigger and bolder than ever before.

Doctor Who returns to BBC One on Sunday October 7