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The next Doctor Who has been announced and she's a woman

BBC Announces First Female 'Doctor Who' For the first time, a woman will play BBC time traveler Doctor Who
Manon Joubert | 18 Juillet, 2017, 00:10

UK actor Jodie Whittaker is officially the Thirteenth Doctor, taking the sonic screwdriver from Peter Capaldi as the iconic sci-fi show's first-ever female lead.

She will inherit the role of the alien adventurer from Peter Capaldi, who announced he would step down in January.

The 35-year-old actress said it was "more than an honour" to become the Doctor.

For the first time in 54 years, the role is going to be played by a woman.

"I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our No. 1 choice", he said, assuring fans that "The 13th Doctor is on her way". "Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away", reports The Guardian.

"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with [new showrunner Chris Chibnall] and with every Whovian on this planet", Whittaker said in a statement, via Variety.

Finally, the big moment for Doctor Who fans has arrived. He's cast someone he's worked with on Broadchurch, with Jodie Whittaker becoming the latest Doctor.

Jodie says it's an 'honour' to play the doctor.

Jodie Whittaker is best known for her role as Beth in Broadchurch. It was rebooted in 2005 but continued the timeline of the original show.

Whittaker happens to be the first female actor to play Doctor Who. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change. 'The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one'. She's also appeared in the series Black Mirror, and in films such as 2011's Attack the Block.

According to the new executive producer and head writer, Chris Chibnall, "After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we're excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor".