The internet went into meltdown last week as the BBC unveiled who was to take over the baton as the thirteenth iconic Time Lord – Doctor Who.
Legendary actor Peter Capaldi had held the role since 2014 and will now be superseded by Jodie Whittaker – meaning that the doctor will be portrayed as a female for the first time in history. Jodie has become a household name in her own right in recent years – and is most widely known for her role as the grief stricken Beth Latimer in ITV’s hugely popular Broadchurch as well as starring in Black Mirror, St Trinians and Spike Island.
Death In Paradise star Kris Marshall had long been the bookies favourite for the role but rumours started circling when it was announced that Chris Chibnall would be taking over show running duties from Steven Moffat. Whittaker and Chibnall were largely responsible for the incredible success of Broadchurch and the odds were soon slashed on the two teaming up again.
The response to Whittaker’s appointment has been one of overwhelming approval with experts citing it as a positive move.
We are incredibly excited that this amazing actress is set to play the role of the Doctor – Go Jodie!
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