Latest News

4bu-hero-bestofweb.jpg

Jodie Whittaker to play Doctor Who

peter capaldi jodie whittaker doctor who

Jodie Whittaker will be the thirteenth Doctor Who after the BBC named her the new time lord, one of the most iconic sci-fi characters on TV around the world.

Attack The Block star Whittaker is the first-ever female doctor and will be seen on BBC One in the UK and on BBC America in the US, as well as globally, with the sci-fi series one of the biggest selling shows BBC Worldwide has on its books.

"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet," Whittaker said.

"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can't wait."

The new Doctor was revealed in an interstitial after the climax of the Wimbledon men's tennis finals on BBC One and an the official Doctor Who Twitter feed.

She replaces Peter Capaldi (In The Loop) who became the twelfth doctor in 2013 and told BBC radio in January it was "time to move on." He replaced Matt Smith, who went on to star in "The Crown."

Doctor Who was first made in 1963, but its current incarnation dates back to a 2005 reboot that had Christopher Eccleston in the title role. He was succeeded by David Tenant in 2010.

© RAW 2017 Photo credit: PA Wire

You may also like...

A Quiet Place | First Look Trailer

A Quiet Place | First Look Trailer

  A QUIET PLACE   SILENCE IS SURVIVALListen closely, move carefully, and never make a sound...Watch the first look trailer for A QUIET...

New TV Spots for Last Jedi

New TV Spots for Last Jedi

Some new TV spots have emerged for The Last Jedi. We see a little more of the late (great) Carrie Fisher Some over the top Star Wars style "...

Australians say 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Australians say 'yes' to same-sex marriage

(AAP Image/David Moir)  Australians have given same-sex marriage their approval with a 61.6 per cent 'yes' vote in a voluntary survey. A...

Barbie modelled on hijab-wearing Olympian

Barbie modelled on hijab-wearing Olympian

Ibtihaj Muhammad holds a Barbie doll in her likeness at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in...


michael hutchence

Michael Hutchence honoured on anniversary

in Best of the Web
Michael Hutchence, the enigmatic INXS frontman, captured the attention of the world until his untimely death 20 years ago. Caught up in whirlwind of celebrity and tabloid drama, the rock star was… read more >
Queen presents Philip with special honour.jpg

Queen presents Philip with special honour

in Best of the Web
Photo Credit: MATT HOLYOAK/CAMERA PRESS The Queen has presented the Duke of Edinburgh with a rare honour as a special anniversary present as they celebrate 70 years of marriage. As the royal couple… read more >
beyonce thelionking

Beyonce 2017's highest-paid woman in music

in Best of the Web
Beyonce's hit album Lemonade and world tour made her the highest-paid woman in music in 2017, according to an annual Forbes list, edging out Britain's Adele and pop star Taylor Swift. The R&B singer… read more >
Charles Manson dead at 83.jpg

Charles Manson dead at 83

in Best of the Web
This Aug. 14, 2017 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Charles Manson. Authorities say Manson, cult leader and mastermind behind 1969 deaths of actress… read more >
russell-simmons.jpg

Model accuses Russell Simmons

in Best of the Web
Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has accused Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons… read more >
Rock greats mourn ACDC's Malcolm Young.jpg

Rock greats mourn AC/DC's Malcolm Young

in Best of the Web
Malcolm Young ACDC performs in Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on 11 February 2010 as part of the Black Ice World Tour (AAP Image/Noise 11/Ros O'Gorman) Eddie Van Halen and Ozzy Osbourne are among rock… read more >
Aboriginal art $2.1m auction breaks record.jpg

Aboriginal art $2.1m auction breaks record

in Best of the Web
A supplied image obtained on Thursday 16, 2017 of one of Australia's most famous contemporary paintings, 'Earth's Creation 1' by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye (AAP Image/Emily Kame Kngwarreye) A… read more >
salvator mundi

Da Vinci painting sells for $US450.3m

in Best of the Web
Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ Salvator Mundi has sold for a record-smashing $US450.3 million ($A590 million) at Christie's in New York - more than double the old mark for any work of art at… read more >
Necklace sells for record $34m at auction.jpg

Necklace sells for record $34m at auction

in Best of the Web
The largest flawless D-colour diamond to come to auction is displayed at Christie's auction rooms in London, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) An emerald and diamond necklace set… read more >
australian-idol-winner-spared-conviction.jpg

Australian Idol winner spared conviction

in Best of the Web
Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo has been spared convictions for drug driving, possessing the illegal drug ice and carrying weapons. DeAraugo, once a member of pop group the Young Divas, was… read more >