Now… unless you’ve been travelling off in far and distant lands with no contact from the outside world, or you’ve completely drained all the possible data from your phone, you miiiiight have spotted some online commotion surrounding the next Doctor Who.
Revealed on the BBC in a trailer at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final, fans were shown a glimpse of who will be cast as the 13th Doctor Who and we for one are pretty darn excited!
Yep! Best known for her leading role in the crime drama Broadchurch alongside former Doctor David Tennant and Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker will be taking over from Peter Capaldi after his final appearance in the 2017 Christmas special.
The first female actor to be playing the doctor since the show began back in 1963, the news has taken the online world and forums by storm as people share their reactions.
Sure to shake things up a bit and bring a whole new ‘dimension’ to the role, we’re pretty bloomin’ excited to see Doctor Who moving forward and we’re sure this will only help to inject much more global enthusiasm for the new series. Top work BBC!
Show writer Chris Chibnall had this to say “I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”
Anyone else suuuuper excited for the next season of Doctor Who already??
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