The 13th version of the time travelling Time Lord is a lady. English actress Jodie Whittaker is replacing Scotsman Peter Capaldi in the title role of the BBC’s beloved sci-fi series in December. Whittaker is best known for playing Beth Latimer in the ITV series Broadchurch.
The announcement had Twitter users all aflutter.
“At a later stage Doctor Who should be metamorphosed into a woman” Sydney Newman, creator of #DoctorWho, written Oct 6, 1986— The Who Addicts (@thewhoaddicts) July 16, 2017
lukespillane</a> and myself react to the reveal of the Thirteenth Doctor! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DoctorWho?src=hash">#DoctorWho</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Doctor13?src=hash">#Doctor13</a> >>> <a href="https://t.co/vmGlbdRyob">https://t.co/vmGlbdRyob</a> <a href="https://t.co/bEDlWmUWd2">pic.twitter.com/bEDlWmUWd2</a></p>— Christel Dee (ChristelDee) July 16, 2017