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Monday, July 17, 2017 – 10:27am

Broadchurch and Black Mirror star Jodie Whittaker has been unveiled as the new Doctor Who, in a short teaser clip broadcast after the Wimbledon men’s finals:

Meet the Thirteenth Doctor – Jodie Whittaker! #DoctorWho #Doctor13 pic.twitter.com/snXa3dXusb

— Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) July 16, 2017

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There had already been much chatter about the possibility of a female Doctor, with Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller Bridge the bookies’ favourite before the big reveal.

Regardless, the news that the Time Lord would be taking the form of a woman for the first time in the show’s history drew predictable fire from detractors:

Man, I’d prefer a male to play the role, guess that means I’m a sexist pig. Fuck. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/GF7abFSQuo

— Cailan Cook (@CailanCook) July 17, 2017

Not happy %uD83D%uDE1E Doctor Who is a bloody man! The world has gone crazy!!!!

— Jo Critchley (@CritchleyJo) July 17, 2017

Luckily, Whittaker had more than a few defenders in high places, including Star Wars leading man John Boyega. The British actor tweeted that he was “so …read more

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