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After months and months of rumours, speculation, and flat out waiting, we finally know who is taking on the TARDIS as the thirteenth Doctor in season 11. Ladies and gents, say hello to your new Time Lord: Jodie Whittaker, the first woman in Doctor Who‘s 54-year history to land the title role.
Revealed at the end of today’s Men’s Final at Wimbledon, Whittaker — best known to international audiences for her roles in both Attack the Block and more recently as Beth Latimer in crime drama Broadchurch, created by incoming Who showrunner Chris Chibnall — will make her first appearance in Doctor Who during this year’s Christmas special, which will see Peter Capaldi bow out his time on the show in an adventure with the very first Doctor, played by An Adventure in Space and Times‘s David Bradley. Here’s the short clip that premiered to celebrate the announcement, featuring Whittaker’s Doctor (perhaps not in her actual costume) finding her key to the TARDIS:
We might get a few more teasers of the 13th Doctor at San Diego Comic-Con, but for now, tell us what you think about Whittaker’s monumental arrival in the comments below.