BBC announced yesterday that the 13th Doctor Who would be a woman, and it’s safe to say that the news has divided fans online.
The big announcement revealed that Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker would be taking on the role, marking the first time in the long-running series’ history that the doctor will be female.
A slew of fans have been taking to social media to voice their opinions ever since, including some famous faces.
See what celebrities are saying about the news below;
Gary Lineker: “The 13th Doctor Who may be a woman, but can she do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke in 2143.”
Ricky Gervais: “Outrage at Dr Who announcement: One fan said ‘How can I masturbate to the Daleks now with a bloody woman in the way?'”
Ryan Clark-Neal: “#jodiewhittacker is a brilliant actor. In my personal opinion I think she’s going to be a great doctor. And for those piping up I love dr who.”
Matt Edmondson : “Woo Hoo! I bloody love Jodie Whittaker – met her at a party once, and she was beyond pleasant. What a top bit of casting.”
Piers Morgan: “BREAKING: Dr Who is now a woman. Congrats, Jodie Whittaker.”
Tracy-Ann Oberman: “A generation of young Whovians who will now know that as a female in the Universe you don’t have to be the assistant.”
Mark Hoppus: “Oh great a female Doctor Who. What next? Female real doctors? Female pilots? Female scientists? Female sisters and mothers? Female WOMEN?!”
Nicola Sturgeon: “Lovely day with my niece on her 11th birthday. This was one of her pressies – girls can be anything, even Dr Who!”
Former Doctor Who Peter Capaldi also issued a statement;
“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm.”
“She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
Another former Doctor, Colin Baker, also chimed in on the choice on Twitter.
“Well I never the BBC really did do the right thing and let the Doctor be in touch with her feminine side,” he tweeted. “As a father of daughters – result!”
Watch the big Doctor Who announcement that’s divided fans below;
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 16, 2017
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