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Jodie Whittaker named as the 13th Doctor

07.16.2017

In a day that will be remembered by every DOCTOR WHO fan around the world, the 13th Doctor has finally been chosen, and she looks like an awesome choice. That’s right, the first ever female Doctor is finally upon us and will be played by Jodie Whittaker.

The ATTACK THE BLOCK actress was announced as the new time lord via a video that aired during the Wimbledon finals today, and you can check out said video below!

Whittaker expressed her joy in a statement, saying that above all else the Doctor represents hope:

I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honor 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 most recent Doctor, Peter Capaldi, also spoke highly of 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.

Of all the fandoms that dominate our society, DOCTOR WHO is the one I am the least familiar with. It has such a passionate fan base behind it, and such a rich background that I feel jumping on at this point would require too much energy and I would only end up looking foolish. But that still doesn’t mean I and the rest of the JoBlo team can’t wish Whittaker the best of luck in the role!

Source: BBC

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