Simon Brew

Jul 16, 2017

It's official: the BBC has announced that Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor Who (now with video!)

As had been teased at the start of the weekend, the BBC has now confirmed the identity of the person who will be taking the TARDIS keys from Peter Capaldi on Christmas day. And the new Doctor/Doctor Who (delete as appropriate, depending on which side of the fence you fall) is Jodie Whittaker…

They will take on the role in the as-yet untitled festive special on December 25th (although rumour suggests it’s called The Doctors). Steven Moffat is penning the episode, up to the point of the regeneration. Then, the word processor/pens/quills (delete as appropriate) are handed over to Chris Chibnall, who will write Jodie Whittaker’s first scene as the Time Lord.

Once Christmas is out of the way, the onus switches to series 11, although don’t be surprised if there’s a longer break this time, so Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker can get bedded in.

More, of course, as we hear it. Here’s the announcement…