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BBC Responds to Female 'Doctor Who' Complaints After Jodie Whittaker Announcement

BBC Responds to Female 'Doctor Who' Complaints After Jodie Whittaker Announcement

The BBC has crafted a perfect statement to respond to those upset that they have cast Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor Who after a string of males held the role.

The news was announced over the weekend that Jodie would be taking over the role, and some on Twitter began immediately rejoicing. However, there were some who wanted the role to remain male.

“Some viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor,” the BBC wrote on their complaints website.

Click inside to read the full statement from the BBC about the casting…

“Since the first Doctor regenerated back in 1966, the concept of the Doctor as a constantly evolving being has been central to the programme. The continual input of fresh ideas and new voices across the cast and the writing and production teams has been key to the longevity of the series.

The Doctor is an alien from the planet Gallifrey and it has been established in the show that Time Lords can switch gender.

As the Controller of BBC Drama has said, 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.

We hope viewers will enjoy what we have in store for the continuation of the story.”

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