The BBC Have Announced The First Female "Doctor"
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.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) July 16, 2017
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:
— Paul Carmichael (@PaulCarmichaelV) July 16, 2017
— Kirk Virgil (@KirkVirgil) July 16, 2017
Jodie Whittaker. Excellent! She's a wonderful actress. I look forward to exterminating her. #DoctorWho13
— Barnaby Edwards (@BarnabyEdwards) July 16, 2017
— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) July 16, 2017
I honestly want to thank the entire universe for making Jodie Whittaker the new Doctor
— helena ⋆ . ✵ * (@doctoorwho) July 16, 2017
Hurrah for Jodie Whittaker!! She's brilliant in everything she does. Great choice. https://t.co/4z6DSOEonq
— Samuel Barnett (@mrSamuelBarnett) July 16, 2017
Jodie Whittaker is brilliant, brilliant, bRILLIANT. I am so excited for her Doctor. I am so thrilled about all of this.
— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) July 16, 2017
Jodie Whittaker is a GREAT choice
— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) July 16, 2017
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