The BBC has responded in the most wonderful way to complaints about Jodie Whittaker being cast as Doctor Who, one of televisions most iconic roles.

Here at BlogtorWho, we’re unashamedly happy with the news that the marvellous Jodie Whittaker has been chosen to play the latest incarnation of everyone’s favourite time traveller from Gallifrey.

We are aware, however, that there are some for whom the news of Jodie’s casting has not been so welcome.  In response, the BBC has issued a rather lovely announcement.  This is what the Beeb had to say.


Some viewers contacted us unhappy that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the new Doctor.


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.”

Bravo, BBC.  Well done.



  1. “Female life force” see I don’t get this. Are we getting a Doctor or a female for no other reason than to be female? Will she fight daleks or the evils of men such as “man spreading?”


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