Controversial? Jodie Whittaker named first female Dr Who in history!

Feminists everywhere, rejoice!

The new Dr Who has finally been announced, and for the first time in the show’s history, the famous role will be played by a woman.

And not just any woman – Jodie Whittaker!

Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker has been chosen to replace Peter Capaldi, who has done a remarkable job of playing the 12th Doctor for the past few years.

This is the first time since the show aired in 1963 that the role of Dr Who has been played by a woman, and that’s something that Jodie Whittaker is extremely proud of…

“It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor,” Jodie Whittaker said in a statement.

“It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope.”

We couldn’t agree more. Although there have undoubtedly been a few haters who have insisted that the Doctor should have been portrayed by a male actor, the majority of the reactions on social media have been extremely positive.

We are thrilled with this ground-breaking and game-changing new casting.

What do you think? Controversial or brilliant?