Peter Capaldi Gives His Blessing to New Doctor Jodie Whittaker

In a special statement to celebrate the announcement of a new Doctor, Peter Capaldi has passed on is blessing to the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker.

Swiping back her hoodie, Jodie Whittaker was announced to the world in a specially shot clip which aired after the Wimbledon Men’s Final. She’ll step into the role of the Doctor during the Christmas Special this December.

Sharing his thoughts on his successor, the incumbent Doctor Peter Capaldi praised her “great individuality and charm” in a special statement showing his support for the first female version of the Time Lord, reports the Radio Times.

“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm…She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

As to whether she’ll receive any more advice from past Doctors, Whittaker said in her first interview since she was unveiled as the Thirteenth Doctor:

“Well they can’t because they haven’t known until now, but I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls – I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice.”

Doctor Who returns this Christmas.