Mon. Nov 28th, 2022
Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker Spectacularly Revealed as the 13th Doctor

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Jodie Whittaker, who with new . worked doctor who showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurchis revealed as the 13th Doctor.

She will be the first female actor to play the Time Lord in the history of doctor who.

In a publicity talk with the BBC, Whittaker urged Whovians to be open about the doctor’s gender reassignment. “I want to tell the fans not to be afraid of my gender. Because this is a very exciting time, and doctor who represents all that is exciting about change. The fans have been through so many changes and this is just a new one, not a terrifying one.”

In January, Peter Capaldi confirmed he would be leaving the TARDIS after a three-series run. He joined as the 12th actor to play The Doctor when he replaced Matt Smith in 2013, during the show’s 50th anniversary year. His departure coincides with the departure of showrunner Steven Moffat from doctor who.

I understand that Oliva Colman, who also starred in Chibnall’s Broadchurch alongside 10th Doctor David Tennant, the role of the 13th Doctor was offered but turned it down.

In our recent Ars poll, after some very heated discussion, readers decided to play Kris Marshall as the next doctor. Richard Ayoade was a close second on that particular wish list.

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