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A Round of Applause for Jodie Whittaker, the First Female 'Doctor Who'

A Round of Applause for Jodie Whittaker, the First Female 'Doctor Who'

Whittaker, best known for playing the mother of a murdered boy in detective drama "Broadchurch", will replace Scottish actor Peter Capaldi at the end of the year, the BBC said.

Jodie Whittaker was revealed on Sunday as the thirteenth person to play the Doctor in the long-running British TV series Doctor Who. But perhaps most importantly, it means that the answer to the pub quiz question "Who was the first female Doctor Who?" isn't Jodie Whittaker, but is actually Joanna Lumley.

Way back in 1999, when Doctor Who was in its wilderness years, the show was revived for a charity special.

Speculation had been mounting that a woman would get the role, generating excitement from some fans and opposition from others who feel that the character has been established as male.

So while we wait for season 11 of "Doctor Who" to start (apparently in August 2018, according to Digital Spy), we'll be content watching this video over and over, basking in the beauty of one little fan's pure elation. But Jodie did her utmost to silence her critics when she gave her first interview after her casting announcement, urging fans "not to be scared by my gender".




Moffat is leaving the show with Capaldi and has a new project and a Dracula series in the making with Gatiss.

"Because this is a really exciting time and Dr Who represents everything that's exciting about change".

Yep, before she became a championed pissing away million of pounds of public money on a stupid garden bridge, she (very) briefly played one of science fiction's most iconic characters.

"I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our No. 1 choice", Chibnall said, assuring fans that "The 13th Doctor is on her way".

With Whittaker boasting a noteworthy filmography - including Black Mirror, Attack the Block, and Chibnall's own series Broadchurch, the showrunner reassures that the actress will bring quite a lot to her portrayal as The Doctor.


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