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The Thirteenth Doctor: Who’s Next?
Posted on 16th July, 2017 - By Jonathan Hezzlewood
The BBC have revealed that Jodie Whittaker will be the Thirteenth Doctor; picking up the key to the T.A.R.D.I.S. after Peter Capaldi‘s beloved Twelve regenerates to leave our screens forever – well, unless we are treated to a timeline crossover in the future.
The identity of the next Doctor has been a hot topic of discussion for quite a while now, and at last; Whovians know the answer.
Once the 2017 Christmas Special has run it’s course, audiences will have to say goodbye to Peter Capaldi; and his grumpy, angry-eye-browed Doctor we’ve all grown to love.
Who, Woman, Whittaker…
When discussing the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, Chris said:
“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.”
Although I appreciate that some fans may be upset by the news of the gender change, you must realise that this has been coming for a long time. Over the past few series, there have been quite a few hints that this was “on the cards”, the most obvious of which is The Master regenerating into Missy.
And you’ve got to admit, Michelle Gomez as Missy was – as the Ninth Doctor would say – fantastic!
Grateful for the opportunity to portray the iconic Time-Lord, Jodie said:
“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.”
And when asked if she needed persuading, she replied:
“No. There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right for this part, and the part isn’t right for you.”
What will the Thirteenth Doctor uncover lurking in the depths of space? Who knows? It’s only a matter of time until we find out!
Are you pleased at the casting choice?
Glad the next Doctor is female, or were you hoping for another male lead?
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