Captain Jack himself John Barrowman has stepped in to defend incoming Doctor Jodie Whittaker.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain (via Radio Times) to promote his upcoming appearance as Dick Whittington (oh no he didn’t!) at the Manchester Opera House, the conversation with Barrowman quickly turned to Whittaker’s casting.
When questioned by Piers Morgan about the response to Chris Chibnall’s decision to cast a female Doctor, Barrowman said:
“I think it’s great”.
He then went on to address what was ‘going on online’ in reference to negative comments online regarding Chibnall’s choice of Doctor.
“There’s no Gallifreyan law in the Gallifreyan text that says it has to be a man. I think it’s about time there was a woman in the TARDIS. we should give her a chance.”
Unlike all those times when there were women in the TARDIS…
We’ll be able to catch our first glimpse of Jodie Whittaker’s new Doctor at the conclusion of this year’s Christmas special, Twice Upon a Time, which sees Peter Capaldi’s Doctor come face to face with David Bradley’s First Doctor.
Twice Upon a Time airs Christmas Day on BBC One.