After months of anticipation, Doctor Who has officially unveiled the identity of the Thirteenth Doctor. The hit sci-fi series revealed today that Jodie Whittaker will be succeeding Peter Capaldi on the show’s upcoming eleventh season.
As expected, the news has taken the Internet by storm, with many pleasantly surprised at the new casting. Click through to see some of our favorite reactions to the news.
If you think The Doctor changing gender is unrealistic I have some bad news about aliens, time travel and regeneration. #DoctorWho
— Ryan S. Taylor (@RSTStatusReport) July 16, 2017
I’m in tears bc imagine all the lil girls wanting to be actors and now KNOWING that they could one day be the doctor ?? #DoctorWho #Doctor13
— Megan ✨ (@Twelveslapels) July 16, 2017
I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ALIVE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST FEMALE DOCTOR
— cindy (@claraozwins) July 16, 2017
Wait until some of these guys find out that there are already millions of women doctors.
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) July 16, 2017
I couldn’t be prouder of #DoctorWho today. A whole generation of young girls are going to grow up with the Doctor as their hero. I’m cry.
— Christel Dee (@ChristelDee) July 16, 2017
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