Fans have shared their thoughts on Jodie Whittaker’s first appearance on Doctor Who.
The actor was named as the 13th Doctor earlier this year, marking the first time a woman has played the iconic character.
Whittaker made her first appearance in the long-running BBC show in today’s (December 25) Christmas special, which also saw Peter Capaldi bow out of the role. Capaldi’s Doctor regenerated during the episode, introducing Whittaker, whose first words were: “Oh, brilliant.”
Fans seemed pleased with their first look at the 13th Doctor, reacting on Twitter after the programme aired. “Wow omg that was brilliant loved the regeneration scene I can’t wait for the new series Jodie I think you are gonna do an amazing job,” wrote one fan.
Another added: “Yes, I’ll have a series of this please. Quickly.” More viewers praised the BBC for allowing Whittaker to keep her Yorkshire accent, while others were impressed with Whittaker despite her only have a brief part in the episode.
“I have just met her. She has said 2 words. I love her deeply,” wrote one fan. “Oh I am so onboard. She’s going to be special isn’t she,” wrote another, while someone else posted: “#JodieWhittaker over here saying 2 words and already slaying.”
— James Willby ???? (@JamesWillby) December 25, 2017
See more reactions below. Whittaker’s first full series of Doctor Who will air in Autumn 2018.
— Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) December 25, 2017
— Livy Rose ? (@iamlivyrose) December 25, 2017
There is a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes as a realise my daughter (partially named after a companion and born during season finale) now has a female Doctor as “her” Doctor ❤️ #DoctorWhoXmas #JodieWhittaker @bbcstudios https://t.co/FeMZekUzq5
— playpieces (@playpieces) December 25, 2017
Spectacular ep of #DoctorWho ? Loved it. Stonkingly good! Shed a bucketload of tears, but cannot wait to see what the gorgeous and marvellous #JodieWhittaker brings to it next year! And lovely to see @TobyWhithouse in there, too! ??#doctowhoxmas @bbcdoctorwho pic.twitter.com/jeAAcwRHj9
— Cat Davies (@KittyCointreau) December 25, 2017
— Miles Taylor (@taylordvision) December 25, 2017
— Josh Bolt (@JoshBolt) December 25, 2017
To the people complaining about #JodieWhittaker accent, get to fuck…Northerners exist and we're fucking brilliant!
— Zoe (@ShortyAZK) December 25, 2017
— Daniel. (@harry_shumjr) December 25, 2017
— Bill (@CultTVGuy) December 25, 2017