Jodie Whittaker First Female Doctor Who – she looks awesome
Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who’s 13th Time Lord – the first woman to be given the role.
The new Doctor’s identity was revealed in a trailer broadcast at the end of the Wimbledon men’s singles final.
The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took over the role in 2013 and leaves in the forthcoming Christmas special.
Whittaker, 35, said it was “overwhelming, as a feminist” to become the next Doctor.
She will make her debut on the sci-fi show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special
Publicity was nationwide and in fact around the globe. Reaction has been mixed. There is a lot of support from other women in the acting profession.
But it seems the men are not as keen.
Jodie Whittaker has an excellent reputation as an actress and praised for many of her performances. However, she has acknowledged that some people might find the news difficult to digest.
Some fans took to Twitter to vent their outrage, perfectly happy to entertain the thought of killer robots and a scrambled time-space continuum but unwilling to contemplate a woman in the lead role.
Time will tell.
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