Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has labelled his successor in the role of Time Lord a “wonderful actress”.
Jodie Whittaker was named the 13th Doctor on Sunday and will take over from Capaldi from this year’s Christmas special.
Reacting to the news, Capaldi said: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm.
“She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
Whittaker, 35, is the first female to take on the role.