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Doctor Who announces Jodie Whittaker as new Time Lord

Doctor Who announces Jodie Whittaker as new Time Lord

She continues: "It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope". "I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice".

We are so bloody chuffed.

"It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be", she said.

"[Jodie's] audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role", said Chris Chibnall, the show's new Head Writer and Executive Producer.

Doctor Who is making history, and not just of the time travel variety!

"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet", Whittaker said.

The new Doctor is a 35-year-old mother of one who is married to American actor, Christian Contreras. "She's going to be a fantastic Doctor", Capaldi remarked.

Peter Capaldi will leave his role as the Doctor in 'Doctor Who' at the end of this year.

Whittaker will replace Peter Capaldi, who took on the role in 2013 amid an increasing clamor that it should go to a woman.

The 13th Doctor has been revealed!

Jodie Whittaker has been named as Doctor Who's 13 Time Lord - the first female to ever have the role.

Whittaker previously starred on Broadchurch, Black Mirror, The Smoke and several miniseries including The Assets and Wired.

Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor Who, the BBC has announced. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change.