It has just been announced, after the Wimbledon Men’s Final, that Jodie Whittaker will be taking over from Peter Capaldi as the first female Doctor in Doctor Who. Capaldi will make his last appearance in the Christmas special before Whittaker takes over as the much loved Time Lord.
Jodie Whittaker is best known for her roles in St Trinians and Attack the Block. Most recently, the British actress has been starring in popular TV show, Broadchurch, as Beth Latimer.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 16, 2017
The revelation came as no surprise to some fans as there were multiple hints that the Doctor would regenerate into a woman in the last episode of series ten. In one particular part, The Master asked “Is the future all girl?” and The Doctor responded with “One can only hope”.
Peter Capaldi’s Exit
Earlier in the year, on The Graham Norton Show, Peter Capaldi spoke about his exit from the show saying:
Doctor Who is a great job but it’s a bit of a television factory. You do twelve episodes a year and I just worry that I wouldn’t be able to continue doing my best work. Because I like to be able to learn the lines and do some preparation and come in and give it the vigour and fun. And not hate it. So I just thought, leave.
There will also be a new writer, Chris Chibnall, joining the show. The Broadchurch writer will be taking over from Steven Moffat for the eleventh series of the popular sci-fi show.
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