New Doctor Who: 13th Doctor Who confirmed as Jodie Whittaker

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The new Doctor Who has been revealed with Jodie Whittaker named the 13th Doctor.

Fresh from the latest series finale earlier this month, the BBC has finally announced who will be taking over from Peter Capaldi.


Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will become the first ever woman Doctor from the Christmas special later this year.

She'll join the series alongside another Broadchurch name, creator Chris Chibnall who will become the new Doctor Who showrunner.

Jodie said: "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."

She was revealed as the new Doctor Who in a first trailer that aired on BBC One this afternoon following the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final, which you can watch above.


Jodie will make her debut as the Doctor at the end of the Christmas special on Christmas Day 2017 in what will be Peter Capaldi's final episode.

She'll then take control of the TARDIS for the next full series due to air in 2018.

The Christmas special will also welcome back David Bradley as the first Doctor.

Current showrunner Steven Moffat, who will also leave alongside Peter at the end of the Christmas special, told EW: "We've authentically re-created the first Doctor. We could put it out in black and white, and you would think it was William Hartnell.

"There's new monsters, there's new jeopardy.


"But what's fascinating is the first Doctor confronting the superhero he's going to become, with his supersize TARDIS and all that."

The new Doctor Who will make their debut in this year's Christmas special on Christmas Day.

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