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http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/huddersfield-actress-jodie-whittaker-confirmed-13339761

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/you-need-know-jodie-whittaker-13339883

Whilst not a fan of the show I have to say it's great that she's the first female doctor, first of the 13 in the role to be from Yorkshire and was in the year above me at high school living in a village five minutes away.

Mr Downes was a very good drama teacher and many have done well for themselves, with Jodie being the most successful since Game Of Thrones actress Lena Headley.

I don't get the hate from a woman being picked in what's seen as a man role. Last I heard a doctor can be female. It's not like a woman playing James Bond or Superman.

BBC getting it in the neck saying they are ticking a PC box. But after the new doctor has been a white male 12 times in a row it was about time it went down a different route.

If it doesn't work out they will get shut of her. But since it's return in 2005 ratings have halfed from around 10 million to 5 million, which is still good for a saturday teatime show but they needed to try and get them back up.

Apparently the last series hinted at a woman and with the new boss coming from Broadchurch it made sense when Olivia Coleman said she was too busy for the role.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/July/2017 at 17:04
Never been a fan of the show, but given the Dr is a time travelling alien....why can't the good Dr morph into a female?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/July/2017 at 19:17
I don't see why this is such big news myself. Is she going to do the job well? Are the writers going to be inspired to write compelling stories? That's all that matters.

I'd say the hooplah and backlash alike are the political correctness stupidity behind it all, not the show's choice.

But what do I know? From 2013-2016 imo the best wrestling was performed by women, not men.

Edited by Rico Len - 17/July/2017 at 19:19
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