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David Tennant Calls Jodie Whittaker 'Doctor Who' Casting Backlash 'Irrelevant' - Watch Here!

David Tennant Calls Jodie Whittaker 'Doctor Who' Casting Backlash 'Irrelevant' - Watch Here!

David Tennant has broken his silence about the backlash Jodie Whittaker has received following the announcement of her taking on the role of the 13th Doctor Who during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday (August 9) in New York City.

The 46-year-old actor, who played the 10th Doctor Who, told Stephen he was “delighted” by the news, and that all the current backlash is cyclical.

“Whenever the Doctor changes, there’s a backlash because that’s a character people love,” David explained. “People get very affectionate about the Doctor they knew. That happens every time because its a show that has very enthusiastic followers.”

“You know, sure, Jodie is from a different gender than anyone who has gone before, but that will be irrelevant almost immediately once she takes the part,” David concluded. “It’s about finding the right performer at the right time, and that’s Jodie, without a doubt.”


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