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Jodie Whittaker Named as 13th Doctor on 'Doctor Who'

Jodie Whittaker Named as 13th Doctor on 'Doctor Who'

Actress Jodie Whittaker will star as the first female lead in the hit series Doctor Who.

The 34-year-old British actor will take over when Peter Capaldi leaves his role following the Christmas special later this year, the BBC announced after the 2017 Wimbledon finals.

You may recognize Jodie from Broadchurch.

“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris [Chibnall, new writer and executive producer] and with every Whovian on this planet,” Jodie said. “It’s more than an honor 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.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the casting of Jodie in Doctor Who?

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  • RR

    All the Dr. Who fans are losing their minds right now.

  • tom

    the libtards and feminists of showbiz had to do it

  • Mr. Disqus

    I never watch this show, and I get that some people are mad that she’s a woman, but I saw this actress in Black Mirror and Broadchurch, and she was quite okay.

  • GroundControl500

    She’s a great actor. Looking forward to seeing what she’ll do with the character. Should be fun. And that’s what it’s all about – fantasy fun.

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    stay mad, broflakes!! XD

  • Joe Dick

    So the Doctor is a tranny now. No thanks!

  • Joe Dick

    She’s a medicore actress, but that’s probably better for this show. Casting a woman is just SJW appeasement, though, she will crash and burn.

  • Joe Dick

    “Quite okay,” that’s an endorsement. The acting ability isn’t really the problem anyway, the Fourth Doctor was the best and he wasn’t a very good actor. It’s more just that is SJW appeasement. The Doctor is a dude.