Female Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker makes TV history as Peter Capaldi’s replacement


Jodie Whittaker will memorandum of on the role of the 13th Time Lord when the sci-fi series returns for a staunch episode at Christmas entitled «The Doctors».

The actress was announced as the new Doctor this afternoon after Roger Federer won the Wimbledon Men’s Conclusive against Marin Cilic. 

She will be the first female Doctor in the register’s history with Olivia Colman and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge in days rumoured to be taking on the role. 

Many will recognise Jodie from her responsibility as Beth Latimer in ITV’s Broadchurch, which was penned by new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall. 

Jodie Whittaker as the DoctorBBC

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker was proclaimed as the 13th Time Lord

Jodie WhittakerBBC

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker was confirmed as the 13th Time Count

I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman

Chris Chibnall

Jodie in days gone by denied that she would be involved in the new series of Doctor Who. 

In a recent interrogate on YouTube she was asked outright if she would be taking over from Peter and spurned to refute the claims.

Following the announcement that she would be the 13th Time The Supreme Being, Jodie said it was «more than an honour» to become the Doctor. 

The Huddersfield the leading part commented: «I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey — with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet.

«It’s myriad than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I adapted to to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: wait. I can’t wait.»


Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker will take over the controls from Peter Capaldi

Jodie WhittakerBBC

Doctor Who: The BBC teased the identity of Jodie this afternoon

«It’s multifarious than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I acclimated to to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: trust. I can’t wait.»

Meanwhile, showrunner Chris said: «I always knew I longing the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice.

«Her audition for the Doctor modestly blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart require of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. 

«The 13th Doctor is on her way.»

Jodie WhittakerWENN

Doctor Who: Jodie about it was ‘an honour’ to become the next Time Lord

Departing Time Pull rank Peter also revealed that he wanted to see a female Doctor. 

«Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s agitate will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and sorcery beauty,» he commeneted.

«She has above all the huge heart to play this most intimate part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.»

As well as a starring role in Broadchurch, the 35-year-old also arose in Wired, Black Mirror, Attack the Block and Marchlands. 

She was previously the fourth girl to take over the key to the TARDIS, with odds of 25-1 just four hours ago. 

Jodie Whittaker in BroadchurchITV

Doctor Who: Jodie starred in Broadchurch as Beth Latimer

Peter CapaldiBBC

Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi’s pronouncement was revealed this afternoon

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