The 13th Doctor is announced!

The wait is finally over for Doctor Who fans, as the identity of the 13th Doctor has been revealed today.

And the 13th Doctor is…..

Jodie WhittakerShe previously worked with new Doctor Who show-runner Chris Chibnall in the hit show Broadchurch and also appeared in Attack the Block.

She makes history as the first female actor to play a canon incarnation of the Doctor.

A trailer for the announcement featuring the number 13 in different locations aired on Friday 14th June finishing with the words:

“Meet the 13th Doctor after the Wimbledon men’s final, Sunday 16th July”.

The actor will succeed Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in the 2017 Christmas special.

Capaldi announced he was leaving during an interview with BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley in January.

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