Roger Federer may have made history in winning his eighth Wimbledon title, but for Whovians all this meant was that we finally got to learn who the 13th Doctor will be. Having teased the reveal on Friday during BBC‘s coverage of the tennis, we now know that Broadchurch actress, Jodie Whittaker, will be the new Doctor, becoming the first female to land the role.
I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. 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.
- Jodie Whittaker
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If I’m being honest, I’m in the majority that’s been a little skittish about the idea of a female Doctor, with it being hard not to see this decision influenced by political correctness and gender equality. That said, since Michelle Gomez took over the role of The Master, renamed Missy, it has only been a matter of time before BBC pulled the trigger on this. What I will say though, is that if Whittaker proves to be half as impressive as Gomez has in playing Missy, then I’ll happily look back at this decision and say “well done BBC.”
But what do you think? Are you excited to see a female Doctor? Does the idea worry you? Or are you just eager to see a new Doctor?
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