Doc­tor a woman and fans re­joice

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA’S le­gion of Doc­tor Who fans couldn’t be hap­pier that a woman is tak­ing over the TARDIS for the first time in the sci- fi tele­vi­sion show’s 50- year his­tory.

Bri­tish ac­tor Jodie Whit­taker, 35, was un­veiled by the BBC as the 13th Doc­tor who will re­place Pe­ter Ca­paldi when he ends his stint as the world’s favourite time lord af­ter three se­ries this Christ­mas. Aus­tralian fans over­whelm­ingly wel­comed the gen­der switch.

Pres­i­dent of the Doc­tor Who Club of Aus­tralia Lau­ren Davis said the BBC’s ground­break­ing de­ci­sion was one of the most sig­nif­i­cant mo­ments in the pro­gram’s his­tory.

“It’s im­por­tant the show tries to do dif­fer­ent things and goes in a bold and dif­fer­ent di­rec­tion and you couldn’t get bolder than this,” she said yes­ter­day. THE VOICE

Whit­taker.

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