New Doctor Who Announced
By Benjamin Williams

Posted on: 16 Jul 2017

Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who

Doctor Who decision makers have split fans with their decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord - the first woman to get the role. She was revealed in a trailer that was broadcast on BBC One at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final.

The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year's Christmas special.


"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet.

"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can't wait."

Capaldi has even spoken about his replacement, saying that he wanted to see a woman replace him in the Tardis.

"Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker's work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm.

"She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She's going to be a fantastic Doctor."

Whittaker starred as Beth Latimer in the three series of the ITV crime drama Broadchurch as the mother of a murdered boy.

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