Memes & Tweets About 'Doctor Who's First Woman Doctor Celebrate Jodie Whittaker's New Role

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Doctor Who's 13th Doctor was officially announced on Sunday afternoon, and the news is has been cause for much excitement. For the first time in the science-fiction series' history, Doctor Who's 13th Doctor is being played by a woman, Jodie Whittaker. The big news was shared by BBC via a special promo video that aired after the men's singles finals at the Wimbledon Championship, and the Twitter reactions to the first woman doctor on Doctor Who definitely did not disappoint.

The British sci-fi series has chosen Whittaker (Broadchurch) to play the 13th Doctor and, according to BBC, the actor will step into the role during this year's Christmas special. Whittaker will be the first woman to play the title role since the series first began back in 1963 and she succeeds Peter Capaldi, who has played The Doctor since 2014. “It’s more than an honor to play the Doctor,” Whittaker told BBC. “It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Most of the reactions from fans of the show have been encouraging and hopeful — and, of course, that resulted in some priceless tweets about the first woman doctor on Doctor Who.

1Swimming In Male Tears

Perhaps they might be good for the skin.

2A New Dawn

Yes, it's definitely about time.

3Nothing Is Realistic

Doctor Who is always filled with surprises.

4The Perfect Choice

Welcome aboard, indeed.

5An Important Blessing

Even Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, approves of the news.

6Relax, Guys

No need to get so wound up.

7Breaking News

Sigh.

8Think Of It This Way

Way to put things in perspective.

9A Message To The 'Fans'

See ya.

10Friendly Reminder

Just FYI.

11What's More Entertaining?

Definitely the latter.

Fans on Twitter sure know how to make a new Doctor feel welcome.