Jo Whiley watched Doctor Who every Christmas

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2014
Jo Whiley

Jo Whiley

Jo Whiley says her Christmas routine revolves around the festive special of 'Doctor Who' as she has to make sure all her kids have finished eating and opening their presents before it comes on

Jo Whiley watches 'Doctor Who' every Christmas.

The BBC Radio 1 presenter has confessed she and her family have lots of traditions for the festive season and on Christmas day they always make sure they've finished opening presents and eating their meal in time for the annual special episode of the BBC sci-fi series.

Quizzed on what her, husband Steve Morton and their children India, Coco, Cassius and Jude's Christmas day ritual entails, she exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "We all bundle downstairs on Christmas morning and see what Father Christmas has left under the tree. Then there will be a frenzy of ripping open presents, that will be the big ones that Father Christmas has left.

"Then we will try and get dinner ready. We will have a really nice breakfast so we have pancakes and bacon and we have a lovely Christmas breakfast.

"Then go for a walk, have dinner, then open the rest of the presents in the afternoon and we always have to be finished in time for Christmas 'Doctor Who'."

The 49-year-old star makes a Christmas playlist featuring tracks such as Slade's 'Merry Xmas Everybody' and The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' every year to sing along to while she's putting up the tree but admits her family are divided when it comes to deciding whether to put a star or an angel on the top.

She explained: "Oh my gosh, we have the biggest fall out. The family is completely split and every year there's tantrums and tears over whether we put a star or an angel at the top. Every year I dread it.

"We had two Christmas trees last year because I couldn't bare the arguments. My daughter wants an angel and my son wants a star."

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