Broadchurch star is taking over the TARDIS in 2018.
In a trailer played at the end of the Wimbledon’s men’s final (was that foreshadowing?), the 13th Doctor has been confirmed and it’s Jodie goddamn Whittaker.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) July 16, 2017
Whittaker, probably best known for playing Danny’s grieving Mum Beth Latimer in Broadchurch, will take over the iconic role in this years Christmas special, which will naturally be the current Doctor Peter Capaldi’s final episode. Ooh, we’ve got tingles.
“I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet,” Whittaker said. “It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”
The brand new Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall, the creator of Broadchurch paid tribute to Whittaker;
“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.
“I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her 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. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”
Current Doctor Peter Capaldi also heaped praise on the incoming Doctor;
“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
BRING. IT. ON.