Fans should accept female Doctor Who, says Johnny

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Whittaker, a British actor, is best-known for her work on ITV's "Broadchurch", the crime drama on which she played the leading role of Beth Latimer (opposite former Doctor, David Tennant).

Way back in 1999, when Doctor Who was in its wilderness years, the show was revived for a charity special.

Gillian Anderson led the congratulations for Jodie Whittaker after the actress was unveiled as the first-ever female Doctor Who.

There were, of course (of course) detractors online who felt the need to criticize Trout's daughter, Trout herself and the very act of choosing a woman for the part, and we're not going to focus on that.

"The fans have lived through so many changes and this is only a new, different one - not a fearful one".

Beth Latimer
Fans should accept female Doctor Who, says Johnny

The Attack the Block star's big reveal came in the form of a much-anticipated BBC ad following the network's coverage of the Wimbledon men's final. "She's going to be awesome!" while The Night Of star Riz Ahmed wrote, "Jodie Whittaker is an incredible actress, an unbelievable person, and I'm so glad she's the new #DoctorWho". Moffat is leaving the show with Capaldi and has a new project and a "Dracula" series in the making with Gatiss.

"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman", Chibnall revealed in an official statement, "and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice". Chris Chibnall of "Broadchurch" has already been named the new "Doctor Who" showrunner.

He added that there had been "a lot of secret-keeping" in the run-up to the announcement, while Whittaker said she had told "a lot of lies" to keep the news under wraps.

The show, which is aired around the world, marked its 50th anniversary four years ago with a special episode screened simultaneously in almost 100 countries.

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