British tabloids publish Jodie Whittaker nudes after 'Dr. Who' announcement

'Doctor Who's' future is Jodie Whittaker, the first woman in the lead role

'Doctor Who's' future is Jodie Whittaker, the first woman in the lead role

The shape-shifting character has existed for over 50 years, but this is the first time the role will be played by a woman.

British actress Jodie Whittaker, 35, whose casting was unveiled on Sunday, will take over from Scottish actor Peter Capaldi later this year as the 13th incarnation of the Time Lord.

So while we wait for season 11 of "Doctor Who" to start (apparently in August 2018, according to Digital Spy), we'll be content watching this video over and over, basking in the beauty of one little fan's pure elation. Critics pushed back by claiming that the Doctor is a "time lord not a time lady,", accusing the "PC brigade" of ruining the series, and predicting that "ratings will drop" as one-time fans boycott the show for daring to cast a woman.

Whittaker anticipated some controversy over the choice of a woman as the new doctor despite such a move being well trailed, but said viewers didn't need to worry.

"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet", Whittaker said.

Moffat is leaving the show with Capaldi and has a new project and a Dracula series in the making with Gatiss. "Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker's work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm", he said.

"This is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change", she told the BBC.

"The fans have lived through so many changes and this is only a new, different one - not a fearful one".

In an April interview with USA TODAY, Capaldi said that the doctor could "absolutely" be a woman and/or a person of color. We meant to say that the internet has been torn in two over the subject, with many people loving the decision while others are decreeing that it's the worst thing that's ever happened.