One of the Universes biggest questions has been answered today as Jodie Whittaker, has been announced as the 13th Doctor in long-running British sci-fi series, Doctor Who.
In an odd turn of events the BBC decided to make the announcement immediately following the men’s final of the 2017 Wimbledon Tennis tournament, which has drawn criticism from fans that they should have waited until the next series airs and the Doctor regenerates.
Fans of the BBC’s favourite Time Lord have been speculating on the identity of current Doctor Peter Capaldi’s successor for months, with dozens of names being thrown around on social media. According to various bookmakers, the favourite names being thrown around were Kris Marshall who appeared in 2002’s underrated horror Deathwatch, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Despite being repeatedly touted as the next – and first female – Time Lord, Waller-Bridge had argued her commitments to the Han Solo Star Wars prequel would not allow her the time to fully dedicate herself to the role. Jodie Whitaker is of course most famous for her time on intense British drama Broadchurch, and makes history as the first ever female regeneration.
Capaldi, who replaced eccentric favourite Matt Smith, in 2013 will leave the show after this year’s Christmas special. He’s gone on record as saying that his version of the famous Doctor Who regeneration will be “more complicated” than any previous Doctor. Now we know why!
Of course, Jodie Whittaker is only the 13th Doctor Who in name only as there has actually been more like 15, if you include John Hurt’s War Doctor and Peter Cushing’s take on the role in Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 AD. However, as far as cannon goes Jodie is number 13, but is that unlucky for her or us?
Watch the reveal below:
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