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Jodie Whittaker cast as next 'Doctor Who'

Press Trust of India  |  London 

"Doctor Who" has got its first-ever 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 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 1984-86, 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 (sic).

Arthur Darvill, who portrayed the character of Rory Williams on "Doctor Who", simply wrote, "Yes Jodie".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 10:22 IST