Doctor Who | Official Statements from New Doctor Jodie Whittaker, Chris Chibnall, and Peter Capaldi

So, we've had a little time to let the news sink in! Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the first woman to take on the iconic role of The Doctor on Doctor Who. (If you missed the reveal, you can watch it here.)

Fans are to sure to have their own ideas and feelings about the revelation, but how does the new Doctor feel? After all, the pressure's on! Jodie Whittaker has shared her thoughts on this big move with BBC America:

“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.”
 New Doctor Who showrunner, Chris Chibnall chimes in:

“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.”
And Peter Capladi had this to say about his successor:

“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

You can find out more about Jodie Whittaker in a Q&A segment over on BBC America.

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