BBC and BBC America has officially announced the 13th Doctor for Doctor Who as actress Jodie Whittaker.

She will be the thirteenth time lord in the long running British television series. She’ll also replace outgoing doctor Peter Capaldi.

Jodie Whittaker has done a lot of TV shows in the past including Wired and Black Mirror. For movies, the 35 year old actress has done two St. Trinian films and Attack the Block.

Whittaker on her casting as the 13th Doctor:

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.

Meanwhile Chris Chibnall has this to say with regards to his upcoming job as the showrunner for Doctor Who.

After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away.  Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.

As always, this new Doctor would appear in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special.

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