Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi on Jodie Whittaker’s casting

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Jodie Whittaker was yesterday confirmed as the person taking over the TARDIS this Christmas, landing the lead role in Doctor Who. She becomes the 13th Doctor on December 25th, and the 12th Doctor has voiced his approval.

Peter Capaldi has saluted her casting, saying that “anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm”.

He added that “she has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor”.

Peter Capaldi completed filming on Doctor Who last week. It’s unclear whether Jodie Whittaker has yet filmed her first scene as the Time Lord.