Doctor Who Is Finally A Woman And The Internet's Reaction Is Priceless

The BBC has finally announced actress Jodie Whittaker is to become the first female Doctor Who in history and the reactions were a mixed bag, to say the least

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Yesterday was a big day for television.

Roger Federer won his eighth Wimbledon title, Love Island's Olivia and Chris finally became official, Game of Thrones Season Seven aired and the BBC announced who would take over Peter Capaldi's iconic role role as Doctor Who.

Last night, actress Jodie Whittaker was revealed as the 13th actor and first female to play the Time Lord, following an acting CV that boasts performances in Broadchurch, Black Mirror, and St. Trinian's.

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Her casting follows the hiring of Chris Chibnall as the show's new showrunner for the forthcoming season, who also worked with the actress on his detective series Broadchurch.

He said in a statement on Sunday: 'I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice.'

However, let's just say Whittaker's appointment as the Doctor went down as well with some fans (dumb-witted sexists) as pigeon poo on a white summer dress.

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Right, lads, so you can believe in a time-traveling doctor who has two hearts and regenerates every few years but can't fathom the idea the Time Lord could be a woman?

Yup, that makes total sense.

Of course, for the rest of the right-thinking world, the announcement was a joyous occasion.

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And this is what Jodie had to say on the matter:

So, to anyone thinking Jodie Whittaker is #NotMyDoctor, we have a feeling the BBC are saying '#YouWontBeMissed'.

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