Don't be scared of my gender, says first female Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker, as fans say 'girls can do anything'

London Evening Standard 246 sources

Doctor Who fans, actors and even politicians have led an outpouring of praise for the first female Time Lord, actress Jodie Whittaker, who said today: "don't be scared of my gender".

Doctor Who: Whittaker announced as 13th Doctor

The Guardian / AU

Actor who rose to fame in Broadchurch is first woman to play the Doctor in BBC drama, replacing Peter Capaldi

Jodie Whittaker becomes first woman to play Doctor Who

Daily Mail Online

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker is to be the first woman to play Doctor Who. The announcement was made on BBC One and social media around the world after the Men's Wimbledon Final today.

Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord to be a woman


Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker is named as 13th Doctor - the first woman to take the role.

Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker becomes 13th Time Lord, replacing Peter Capaldi in regeneration game

Telegraph / Culture

After months of fevered speculation, Jodie Whittaker has been named as the new Doctor Who, the first female Time Lord in the show's history. The 13th Doctor was unveiled following the BBC's coverage of the Wimbledon men's singles final…

BREAKING: Jodie Whittaker cast as first ever female Doctor Who

Daily Star

JODIE Whittaker has officially been announced as the thirteenth Time Lord in BBC hit Doctor Who.

Jodie Whittaker revealed as first ever female Dr Who

Jodie Whittaker has been revealed as the first ever female Doctor Who.

Doctor Who fanatics in meltdown after BBC reveals new female Time Lord

A host of Doctor Who fanatics have slammed the BBC's ground-breaking decision to make the Time Lord a woman.

Jodie Whittaker has been named as the new Doctor Who


The BBC confirmed that Whittaker will take over Peter Capaldi.

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