It’s been long awaited since being announced, but the very first female Dr Who has landed – or rather crashed through a train roof in the form of actress Jodie Whittaker.
Since the very first episode back in 1963, the Time Lord has always been male and that honour first fell to William Hartnell, who played the role until 1966 and since there have been thirteen ‘official’ Doctors including Jodie.
She sprung to fame playing grieving mother Beth Latimer in the award winning ITV whodunnit Broadchurch.
The new Dr is joined by popular television actor and quiz show host Bradley Walsh who plays Cockney Graham O’Brien.
The show has switched from the regular Saturday night slot to Sunday and the opening episode attracted 8.2 million viewers. Ex-Carry On and EastEnders actress, Dame Barbara Windsor has spoken of the devastating dementia diagnosis and her mission to raise awareness of the condition.
The screen icon was first diagnosed back in 2014 but kept the news under wraps until now.
Her husband, Scott Mitchell, who is 26 years younger will run next year’s London marathon for Dementia Revolution, along with other stars from the soap in which she played landlady Peggy Mitchell and mum to Grant and Phil for over 20 years.
She joined the cast of EastEnders in 1994 and won the 1999 British Soap Award for Best Actress before finally leaving the show in 2016, taking an overdoes after learning that her cancer had returned.
Fans were left shocked as Peggy swallowed pills with a return from the dead by Pat Butcher to help Peggy say her goodbyes and the silent credits rolled panning in on the empty bottle and letters to her children.