BBC Addresses 'Doctor Who' Complaints Following Jodie Whittaker Casting

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The BBC has issued an official response to viewers’ complaints about the recent ‘Doctor Who’ casting news.

Over the weekend, it was announced that Jodie Whittaker will be succeeding Peter Capaldi in the role of the Doctor, the first time in the show’s history that the part has gone to a woman.

But the decision to cast a female Doctor hasn’t sat well with certain fans of the franchise (*cough* man babies *cough*), to the point the BBC has now issued a statement in response to all their complaints.

Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker
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Anticipating the backlash, Jodie said shortly after her casting was announced, urging fans of the show “not to be scared” by her gender.

Her first scenes as the Doctor will air in this year’s Christmas special, which will also serve as Peter Capaldi’s final episode.

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