Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker cast as the first ever female Doctor

"Doctor Who"? Fans will find out the answer to that question on Sunday

British actress Jodie Whittaker was named by the BBC on Sunday as the new Doctor Who, the first time a woman has played the role in the internationally popular television series' 54-year history.

'[Being gay] is not the main thing that defines her character - it's something that's part of her and something that she's very happy and very comfortable with, ' she said.

Capaldi had said that he wanted to see a woman replace him in the Tardis.

"An alien 'randomly' regenerates into 12 consecutive white men, but sure, a woman in the role of Doctor Who is weird". Because I like to be able to learn the lines and do some preparation and come in and give it the vigour and fun. News came way of a reveal trailer form BBC seen below, and Twitter is already buzzing with excitement over the decision to cast a female as the series' latest lead. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings - what an unbelievable opportunity.

"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet, she told the Beeb".

The 13th Doctor is in. The official handle of Doctor Who shared a promo of the upcoming season and wrote, "Meet the Thirteenth Doctor #DoctorWho #Doctor13".

Jodie Whittaker will be the next doctor.

Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the 13th Time Lord.

Capaldi became the 12th Doctor Who in December 2013.

Whittaker will make her onscreen debut as The Doctor on Christmas Day during the Doctor Who Christmas special.

David is of course a former Doctor himself, and Olivia was, at one point, also rumoured to be the 13th Doctor.

Well, fans have been waiting for the announcement since a long time. "I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic program to work on".

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