The BBC Have Announced The First Female "Doctor"

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The BBC have announced that Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker will replace Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who.

Aside from Joanna Lumley (who briefly played the Doctor in a Red Nose Day special), she’s the first female to take the role.

Since the show re-generated in 2005, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi have played the Doctor.

People seem excited by the news that a woman has taken up the role:

What do you think of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor? Let us know in the comments! 

Images via BBC

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