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Peter Capaldi praises ‘fantastic’ choice of Jodie Whittaker as 13th Doctor

Whittaker is the first female to take on the role.

Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has labelled his successor in the role of Time Lord a “wonderful actress”.

Jodie Whittaker was named the 13th Doctor on Sunday and will take over from Capaldi from this year’s Christmas special.

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Jodie as the Doctor (Colin Hutton/BBC)

Reacting to the news, Capaldi said: “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.”

Whittaker, 35, is the first female to take on the role.

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