Peter Capaldi hails his Doctor Who successor Jodie Whittaker saying she will be 'fantastic
Peter Capaldi approves of his Doctor Who successor (Picture: BBC)

Peter Capaldi has given Jodie Whittaker his seal of approval following the news that she is taking over from him as the next Doctor.

The Broadchurch actress was named as the 13th Time Lord following the Wimbledon Men’s Singles final on Sunday afternoon – becoming the first woman to play the role in the long-running series.

And Peter left us in no doubt as to just how pleased he is with his successor.

‘Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm,’ he said.

‘She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.’