Peter Capaldi thinks Jodie Whittaker will make a "fantastic" Doctor Who.

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

The 59-year-old actor has portrayed the Time Lord for the past four years but will hand over the keys to the TARDIS at the end of year to the former 'Broadchurch' star and, although some people don't agree with bosses' decision to cast a female as the lead, he is pleased that executive producer Chris Chibnall chose the brunette beauty.

He 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."

And it's not just Capaldi who agrees with Chibnall's decision to make a lady the lead as producers as the broadcaster can't wait to see how she'll depict the time-traveller.

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama explained: "Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor.

"She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor."

And Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, can't wait to start working with the actress.

He said: "I'm so thrilled that Jodie Whittaker said yes to playing the Doctor. I've been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her.

"She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction. Just thinking about what she will bring to the Doctor makes me as excited as a kid at Christmas. It's going to be a lot of fun."

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