Doctor Who: Prime Minister welcomes first female Time Lord

Doctor Who: Prime Minister welcomes first female Time Lord
From BBC - July 17, 2017

The new Doctor has a friend in Downing Street, with Theresa May saying she is "pleased" by Jodie Whittaker's casting.

The front door of Number 10 featured in a teaser trailing the new Doctor's unveiling, leading many to speculate the next Time Lord would be female, just like its current incumbent.

Others to welcome Whittaker's casting include Star Wars' John Boyega, who predicted she would be "awesome".

Actress Karen Gillan also signalled her approval with an enthusiastic tweet.

"Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie Jodie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" the former Doctor Who companion wrote on Twitter.

"Congratulations Jodie Whittaker!" tweeted Sylvester McCoy, who played the Doctor from 1987 to 1989. "One small step for women, one giant leap for womenkind."

Gillian Anderson, David Harewood and former Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins also applauded her imminent arrival on social media.

An average of 4.6 million viewers were watching BBC One when the identity of the new Doctor was revealed on Sunday afternoon.

Whittaker, 35, was seen approaching the Tardis in a clip broadcast at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final.

The news was covered extensively in Monday's newspapers, several of which put Whittaker's face on their front pages.


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