Doctor Who cast members past and present are tweeting in praise of the BBC’s decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth doctor, the first ever female to play the leading part.
It’s not just Peter Capaldi who is thrilled about Jodie Whittaker’s appointment as the new Doctor Who – it seems everyone who’s ever been involved with the show is massively on board with the decision.
Billie Piper, who formerly played Rose Tyler on the show, was thrilled by the news, exclaiming ‘YES!’ to her followers on Twitter alongside a rose emoji – possibly a reference to her character.
Earlier today, before the announcement was made, she had already wished the new doctor well, tweeting ‘Whoever the new Doctor is… enjoy… it’s the best’.
Freema Agyeman, who played Martha Jones in Doctor Who between 2006 and 2010, encouraged fans to embrace the positive change of a woman finally getting a shot at playing the doctor.
Pearl Mackie, who plays Bill Potts in Doctor Who, the first openly gay character on the show, kept things short and sweet with her elated reaction.
Meanwhile Arthur Darvill, who played companion Rory Williams alongside Matt Smith’s eleventh doctor was also loving it.
It looks like Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss is celebrating the chance to put a script together for the revolutionary new series, saying: ‘Here we go again…!’.
Sixth doctor Colin Baker joined the conversation to applaud the BBC’s casting decision, praising them ‘as a father of daughters’ for ‘let[ting] the Doctor be in touch with her feminine side’.
Tracy Ann Oberman, who played Torchwood administrator Yvonne Hartman, tweeted:
And her Broadchurch co-stars Julie Hesmondhalgh and Lenny Henry were full of praise: