Jodie Whittaker Is The Thirteenth, And First Female, Actor To Become 'The Doctor' In 'Doctor Who'

The 'Broadchurch' actor will take over the role of the time-travelling 'Doctor' from Peter Capaldi.

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Going strong in its 54th year, Doctor Who has regenerated itself in more ways than one. 

The current Doctor, Peter Capaldi has announced his exit from the popular British sci-fi show this year, with the Christmas special marking his exit.

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And his place will be taken by Jodie Whittaker, best known to audiences as Beth from the crime drama, Broadchurch.

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The teaser, which was telecast at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final, comes across as a great surprise - primarily because Whittaker is the first woman to take on the role of the adventurous time- and space-travelling Time Lord.

The announcement was welcomed with mixed responses from fans the world over - with many lauding the casting choice, and some others doing a poor job of masking prejudices about a female Time Lord-

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Jodie Whittaker will be seen assuming the hallowed mantle, first taken on by William Hartnell in 1963, in the Christmas special episode of 2017.


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