The new female Doctor Who has kicked up a shitstorm after discovering her starting BBC salary will be substantially less than a male Dalek fresh out of RADA.
Following the BBC’s decision to publish a list of high-profile salaries, the newly-regenerated Jodie Whitaker blamed a culture of sexism extending throughout the galaxy.
After looking at the small print on her contract, Whitaker is also seeking legal advice over a clause that mentions ‘basic tardis cleaning duties’.
Whitaker said, “Trainee Dalek sixty grand and a bonus for stairs? Males need only apply!
“Then you’ve got the Cybermen – they’re on about fifty grand with Gallifrey weighting. Plus time and a half for Saturday mornings. They were only in it once!”
BBC spokesman, Simon Williams, said, “We inserted that cleaning clause at the eleventh hour. After twelve male occupants, the tardis is a right old mess. Jelly baby wrappers everywhere..”
But Whitaker hit back, adding, “I don’t remember Peter Davidson’s beautiful companion getting down on her hands and knees – at least – not for cleaning duties.”
Meanwhile, Williams defended the new Doctor’s measly salary, telling reporters, “Her starting salary might look small, but like the tardis, it’s actually a lot bigger than you think it is.”
He added, “Anyway, Peter Davidson might have been a shit Doctor, but he was guaranteed not to get up the duff and go on maternity leave for twelve months.”NT