Fans of Doctor Who have been biting at the bit for a long time now, asking who will take up the iconic role. Since finding out that Peter Capaldi would be stepping out of the role, we’ve been waiting for the BBC to tell us the identity of that actor. Now we know, the new Doctor Who will be Jodie Whittaker.
Jodie Whittaker will take up the mantle of Doctor Who at the end of this years Christmas Special. As per tradition in the show, the regeneration will signal the end of one actors tenure in the show while heralding in a new one.
Born in 1982, Jodie Whittaker has a slew of acting credits – perhaps most prominent was her time over on ITV’s Broadchurch. Certainly she’s a great actress with a huge amount of pedigree. The big question, will fans of the show be willing to accept her as The Doctor?
It marks a huge period of change for the popular BBC show. Stephen Moffat will also be departing his role as the showrunner – handing the reigns over to Chris Chibnall. Personally, I’ve not been a huge fan of Moffat’s tenure as the head guy behind the show, so I’m not sad to see him go. Chibnall has a lot of experience working on television shows – most prominently helping to establish Broadchurch as a UK television hit.
XXX replaces Peter Capaldi as the star of the long running sci-fi adventure show. He joined Doctor Who back in 2013, making his official on-screen debut in 2014. A life-long Doctor Who fan, Capaldi embraced the role with charisma and gravitas. His appointment was a sharp contrast to the previous actors, who were all much younger. It meant Capaldi’s Doctor had a very different feel to him – something the show took advantage of.
She joins Christopher Ecclestone, David Tennant and Matt Smith as ex-Doctor Who actors.
Are you happy with this appointment? Do you think Jodie Whittaker is the right choice for the show?