FIRST: How we broke story news hounds worked around the clock to make sure our readers were the first to know who would be the 13th Doctor – and we broke the news TWO WEEKS ago.
We were so sure of our scoop that we splashed it across the cover of the Weekend Sport and made the bold claim: “New Doctor Who is a woman”.
After the official confirmation Jodie, 35, said it was a “really exciting time” and urged fans of the hit sci-fi show not to be “scared by her gender”.
She said: “It feels overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor. It feels incredible.”
Peter Capaldi, 59, is expected to be replaced through regeneration during the Doctor Who Christmas special.