The Wait Is Over … The 13th Doctor Is … Jodie Whittaker

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Ever since Peter Capaldi announced he was giving up his role as The Doctor, rumours have been rife as to who will become The 13th Doctor when Chris Chibnal takes over as showrunner from Steven Moffat. It feels like every British actor, male and female has been linked to the role, but now the wait is over.

It was announced on Friday night that we would discover the identity of the 13th Doctor following BBC One’s coverage of the Wimbledon’s Men Final. The news included a very clever trailer for the event which will be the only reason I will actively watch Wimbledon.

As promised following the conclusion of the tennis, it was announced that Jodie Whittaker will become the next Time Lord. Whittaker is best known for her role as Beth Latimer in Broadchurch opposite 10th Doctor David Tennant.

Many people had hoped that the Doctor would finally become a woman and it is a brave and clever choice for Chris Chibnall, who of course was the creator of Broadchurch.


Now the question is at what point in the upcoming Christmas Special will 12 become 13, and what role in the regeneration will David Bradley, who is playing the 1st Doctor, play in the saga of a Time Lord who doesn’t want to regenerate.

Prepare to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi when Doctor Who returns on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC America.

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