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BBC Reveals Jo Martin Will Play 'Doctor Who's First Black Doctor

BBC Reveals Jo Martin Will Play 'Doctor Who's First Black Doctor

There’s a new Doctor coming to BBC and she’s history making!

Jo Martin will take over the titular role of Doctor Who from Jodie Whittaker after the next season airs.

The reveal of the new Doctor happened on this past weekend’s episode of the popular show and this marks the first time a black actor will take on the lead role.

Jodie recently confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that she’ll be staying with the show for at least one more season.

“Yes, I’m doing another season,” she shared. “At some point, these shoes are going to be handed on, but it’s not yet. I’m clinging on tight!”

After the reveal, Jo shared the first look photo with her fans on Twitter.

“#NewProfilePic,” she captioned.

Congrats to Jo on her new role!

Doctor Who airs on Sundays on BBC America.

Check out 10+ pictures of Jo Martin‘s Doctor Who reveal and new pics from the new TARDIS!

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Photos: BBC America
Posted to: Doctor Who, Jo Martin, Jodie Whittaker, Television

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