Many are excited, many are upset, either way, the decision has been made.
Meet the 13th incarnation of Doctor Who.
It's actress Jodie Whittaker (you may have seen her in Broadchurch) and she will be the very first female to play Doctor Who aka the Time Lord.
New showrunner Chris Chibnall has said that he always wanted the next Doctor to be female and that Jodie's audition for The Doctor, quote, "simply blew us all away."
The latest Doctor, Peter Capaldi, seems happy with this news stating that: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actor of great individuality and charm, she’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
Peter Capaldi will leave the show after the Christmas special episode when the Doctor regenerates.
This is how Social Media reacted...
If you're just catching up with the internet today here is what you need to know pic.twitter.com/JkPoRiIFoe— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 16, 2017
Today in grown men crying over alien casting: pic.twitter.com/gqltGVLxOo— Martin F. Robbins (@mjrobbins) July 16, 2017
Take 4: the "Jane Bond". Textbook. pic.twitter.com/MZLbtchTwm— Danpo (@danpo_) July 16, 2017
doctor who pic.twitter.com/VzPW5jzkyO— matty (@acrylicmxtty) July 16, 2017
I'm a father of 5 young women & grandfather of 3 girls.— John Clarke (@JohnClarke1960) July 16, 2017
With #DoctorWho13 girls will have great heroes to aspire to be; not just companions.