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Doctor Who fans couldn't be happier Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor

The Whoniverse rejoices with news the Broadchurch actor will be the first female Doctor

Published: Sunday, 16th July 2017 at 2:05 pm

And the new lead of Doctor Who is… Jodie Whittaker. The Broadchurch actor will replace Peter Capaldi as The Doctor in this year’s Christmas special.


After the Wimbledon Men’s Final, which Roger Federer won in straight sets, the BBC announced Whittaker would be the 13th actor, and the first woman, to play the Time Lord.

So, how did fans react to the unveiling? Well, it marked the end of a long day for Whovians...

Firstly, fans had to sit through an ENTIRE tennis match to find who’d be taking control of the Tardis.

And the tennis couldn’t even distract fans from the impending announcement as cameras kept cutting to former Doctor David Tennant in the crowd.

Many were begging for the final between Roger Federer and Marin Cilic to be over as soon as possible…

While other fans kept their mind occupied imagining how the unveiling would go down...

Finally, Federer won the match and fans were glued to screens...

And waited...

And then it happened. Over 35 minutes after Federer won the match, the BBC dropped a video of a hooded character walking through the woods, Tardis key materialising in their hands...

The Whoniverse then gave out a collective cheer of "yes! It's a woman!"

And better still, it's Whittaker, an actress the Twitterverse greeted with high praise...

Next episode can't come soon enough.


Doctor Who returns to BBC1 this Christmas


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