London: Doctor Who has got its first-ever the female lead in Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker, who rose to fame with ITV's crime drama Broadchurch will be playing the 13th Doctor in the BBC1 drama, reported the Guardian.
"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It's more than an honour 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," Whittaker said.
Colin Baker, the sixth actor to play the role, from 198486, applauded the decision of the makers.
"Well, I never the BBC really did do the right thing and let the Doctor be in touch with her feminine side. As a father of daughters - result," he tweeted.
Well I never the BBC really did do the right thing and let the Doctor be in touch with her feminine side. As a father of daughters - result!— Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) July 16, 2017
Arthur Darvill, who portrayed the character of Rory Williams on Doctor Who simply wrote, "Yes Jodie"