Jodie Whittaker has her debut as the first female time Lord in the Christmas special of Doctor Who.
Given the role in July, the new doctor succeeds Peter Capaldi the 13th Time Lord.
The 35-year-old Broadchurch star said she was excited “beyond”, to take the role, and the offer was “overwhelming, a feminist”.
Whittaker will fully begin her role next year alongside Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.
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Capaldi, who has had the role since 2013, to be regenerated at the end of the episode, Whittaker character.
If you have been ordered, Whittaker, fans said, is not “afraid” of sex.
“It’s more than an honour to play the doctor. It means a reminder to all to be I used to hug while step forward everything the doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait,” she added.
Actress Jenna Coleman returned as the Doctor Who companion Clara Oswald in the Christmas program with David Bradley, played the role of William Hartnell, the first doctor, Sherlock actor Mark Gatiss and Pearl Mackie as a companion Bill Potts.
It was the last episode for Potts and the show also marks the end for the program writer, Steven Moffat, has resigned after seven years.
He was replaced by Broadchurch Creator Chris Chibnall.
Fans responded to Whittaker introduction and Capaldi’s departure on Twitter, with some of the doctor, and praises the gender.
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In the meantime, of other goods, the actress supported the roots.
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If you look at the missed Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time can you on iPlayer.