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Here's proof that Jodie Whittaker's female Doctor is the same person as her male predecessors

One word: "brilliant"

Published: Sunday, 21st January 2018 at 10:17 am

When Jodie Whittaker threw back that hood to reveal herself as Doctor Who's first ever female lead, most fans were delighted. But there were a significant few who struggled to get their heads around the idea that a woman could play the Doctor or to accept that she is one and the same person as her male predecessors including Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith and David Tennant.

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Well maybe this will convince them.

This simple (but brilliant) gif posted via BBC America's Instagram account provides a striking side-by-side comparison of Tennant's Tenth and Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctors uttering just a single word – but in such an identical, joyful way that you could never doubt it was the same person behind those two sets of eyes.

It's a similarity some Who fans had already spotted, and some hadn't...

"I told you she reminded me of him," posted Instagram user b.a.d.wolf. "WAIT I DIDN'T EVEN MAKE THAT CONNECTION," bellowed zekstr.

And others were just happy to have had it pointed out. "13 your 10 is showing! And I ain't even mad!" said nikigroeger.

"I hope she brings silliness and joy into her Doctor like David Tennant and Matt Smith did," wroteaaron_stingray. "We need that again."

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Don't worry, she's going to be brilliant.

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