The BBC has finally revealed the 13th Doctor and it's Jodie Whittaker. The Attack the Block and Broadchurch actress was revealed in this quick tease, showing her receiving the key to the TARDIS.
Meet the Thirteenth Doctor #DoctorWho #Doctor13 pic.twitter.com/txHGz9tJEeJuly 16, 2017
Obviously the internet's gone a little bit nuts and Jodie's anticipated the reaction stating, "I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one."
One thing to note: that's not her final outfit in the video, and Jodie doesn't apparently know what it will be yet. So there's still some element of surprise left for the Christmas special when she makes her debut.
Here's a few reactions to the news:
doctor who pic.twitter.com/VzPW5jzkyOJuly 16, 2017
She's not a woman doctor! SHE IS THE DOCTOR!! #Doctor13 #jodiewhittacker . Great choice xJuly 16, 2017
Yes! Yes! Yeeeeeesss! And yaaaaassssss!!! Finally a lady Doctor Who!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/oP1q42WVRyJuly 16, 2017
doctor who did it!!!!!!!and this is so damn important for so many people and for so many reasons, im really proud of this show THANK YOU DWJuly 16, 2017
Absolutely amazing. EXACTLY the right choice, for the character, for the show, and for the audience. So happy! #DoctorWhoJuly 16, 2017
It's a woman! IT'S A WOMAN! #Doctor13 #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/QLpCM5PMuaJuly 16, 2017
Welcome, Madam #doctorwho.July 16, 2017
I'm a father of 5 young women & grandfather of 3 girls.With #DoctorWho13 girls will have great heroes to aspire to be; not just companions.July 16, 2017
Dr Who fans searching for everything Jodie Whittaker has ever acted in, seen, done, eaten, worn, read... #doctor13 pic.twitter.com/Lc5aWxV7UyJuly 16, 2017
I shouted to my mom "SHE'S A WOMAN!!" and my mom's first reaction was "JAMES BOND NEXT!!!" Representation is exciting!! ✌🏽#DoctorWho13July 16, 2017
young girls are going to see Jodie take the role of one of the biggest television characters and feel empowered #DoctorWho13July 16, 2017