The next Dr Who is female

Henrietta Strickland
July 18, 2017

It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope.

COMEDIAN Johnny Vegas posted his support for the next Doctor Who actor, Jodie Whittaker, on social media.

And following the announcement, a host of famous faces took to social media to praise the former Broadchurch actress' casting in the role. Whittaker and Chibnall previously worked together on "Broadchurch". "She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part".

The advert sees the actress holding a key, pulling her hood down and walking towards the iconic tardice, as she is confirmed as the first female Doctor ever. Written by a bloke called Steven Moffat (whatever happened to him?), the episode initially starred Rowan Atkinson as the titular character, Julia Sawalha as his companion Emma and Jonathan Pryce as The Master.

The leading role in the science fiction show, which started in 1963, has been played by William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.

Whittaker anticipated some controversy over the choice of a woman as the new doctor despite such a move being well trailed, but said viewers didn't need to worry.

Jodie was announced at the 13th Doctor Who during an advert for the new series. 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 producers had teased fans on Friday with a video on YouTube, which featured 10 Downing Street and the Statue of Liberty, before revealing a message: "Meet the 13th Doctor after the Wimbledon Men's Final".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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