John Barrowman On Jodie Whittaker: “We Should Give Her A Chance”

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.

  • FrancoPabloDiablo

    Oh dear. But lets be honest, it is not surprising. There is no way in the world that anyone associated with the show would dare say anything anywhere near negative about Jodie. Jeez, just look at the flack Davison got for making a perfectly reasonable comment – he felt the need to leave twitter because of the SJW, liberal, feminazi abuse.

    • kwijino

      Yeah, Barrowman isn’t exactly gonna start making conservative comments, is he?

      • FrancoPabloDiablo

        You are correct. The general point I was making is that no-one famous associated with the show (or even not famous and not related to the show) would dare speak a word against Whittaker’s casting. Look what Davison got for his troubles!

        • kwijino

          Exactly. And this is why I love what the show was, but not what it has become.

  • DonnaWho?

    Whatever happened to being treated as a human being first AND given a FAIR chance to prove what you can do BEFORE being prejudged as being wanting due to your gender?