After months of speculation, we now know that Jodie Whittaker is the Doctor!
The Blogtor Who team welcomes her to the Whoniverse and we want to know what you think. So we dug into Twitter to find out how the fandom feels about the thirteenth Doctor.
With the Wimbledon Men’s Final ending in straight sets, fans were on the edge of their seats.
— Huw Fullerton (@HuwieMcChewie) July 16, 2017
"There's not much the doctor can do" – everyone waiting for Doctor Who news passes out.
— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) July 16, 2017
The Doctor Who fandom right now pic.twitter.com/HXoiYvMhv4
— Dominic G. Martin (@DominicJGM) July 16, 2017
Sue Barker just said "Speaking of Doctors…" then spoke about some boring tennis stuff. GAAAAAHHHHHHH #DoctorWho13
— Christopher Allen (@chris_allen) July 16, 2017
Then the news came in…
— Blogtor Who (@BlogtorWho) July 16, 2017
And the fandom exploded with joy…
#DoctorWho THIS AMAZING AND KICKASS ACTRESS THAT LITTLE GIRLS CAN LOOK UP TO FOR YEARS AND LITERALLY I CAN'T CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT GUYS
— Natalie Wareham (@nvw34) July 16, 2017
Wow! Bold new era everyone! Off we go! Congratulations Jodie Whittaker!
— Benji Clifford (@la_bonj) July 16, 2017
— Stew Elliott (@StewCElliott) July 16, 2017
THIS is what a hero looks like.
And she's playing the 13th Doctor.
I am unbelievably excited for what's to come. pic.twitter.com/qLXKO5N025
— Billy Garratt-John (@GarrattJohn) July 16, 2017
But we needn’t ignore the elephant in the room…
Maybe one day, #DoctorWho will FINALLY be progressive enough to let the Doctor be ginger.
— Jake Dudman (@Jake_Dudman_) July 16, 2017
— Paul Jones (@Jonesvision) July 16, 2017
OK, OK, we know what you meant…
— Elizabeth (@lizabth247) July 16, 2017
— Joshua Plummer (@joshuaplummeruk) July 16, 2017
Reasons this is good. 1. First woman. 2. Will annoy man babies. 3. Change is good. 4. I have no idea how this will work. 5. See (2).
— Jonn Elledge (@JonnElledge) July 16, 2017
The Doctor taught you to be kind. That anyone could do anything. That everybody matters.
Weren't you listening?
— Nash (@Nash076) July 16, 2017
Hilarious outrage about female doctor. The character is an alien. And has been played by VERY different men. Gender is relevant?! #doctor13
— Hannah Lee (@Hannahmlee87) July 16, 2017
#Doctor13 FUCKING FINALLY. Doctor Who will gain so many more viewers, personally think a woman shouldve taken the mantle years agp but YAS.
— Stew. (@JohnnyBGid) July 16, 2017
Some reasonable calls to wait and see…
My mind cant get used to this change I don't know if it will work with her being a woman or it could work so good! We have to see! #doctor13
— Harry (@hcooper123) July 16, 2017
Seriously UK Don't turn this into another brexit debate! If you like it fine, if you don't fine. No one is 'sexist' or 'pathetic' #doctor13
— Phil Bellamy (@Phizin1) July 16, 2017
— calm (@calmwales) July 16, 2017
people are dissing the new #DoctorWho because it's female. Give her a chance. No-one liked Matt Smith coz he took over then he became liked.
— Stephen Pallach (@SP_Richardson) July 16, 2017
To be honest, I'm in the camp that's not thrilled for a woman Doctor… But I will watch before I make a final judgement. 😐 #DoctorWho
— Sheila Friend (@Slfriend79) July 16, 2017
Even some old cast members weighed in…
#DrWho13 👍Good choice. A generation of young Whovians who will now know that as a female in the Universe you don't have to be the assistant
— Tracy Ann Oberman (@TracyAnnO) July 16, 2017
— Noel Clarke (@NoelClarke) July 16, 2017
Including the Sixth Doctor himself…
Well I never the BBC really did do the right thing and let the Doctor be in touch with her feminine side. As a father of daughters – result!
— Colin Baker (@SawbonesHex) July 16, 2017
What higher approval could there be?
Jodie Whittaker is The Doctor.