Brace yourself! Beeb release new pic of Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who's first female Time Lord

The BBC has released a brand new picture of Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who’s first female Time Lord and she’s sporting a natty pair of mustard braces!

It shows her in blue cropped trousers, a long trench coat and brown boots, with the famous TARDIS in the background.

The picture comes as anticipation grows for her debut as the 13th, as she takes over from Peter Capaldi in the BBC1 favourite.

Jodie Whittaker.
Jodie Whittaker (BBC/PA)

 

The 35-year-old actress will appear in a 10-week series on BBC1 alongside companions played by Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole (below with Jodie).

Doctor Who Jodie

The new picture of Jodie – who isn’t the first Time Lord to wear braces, see Matt Smith below – is released a day after Christopher Eccleston, who portrayed the Doctor when the programme made its 2005 revival, publicly lauded the new casting choice.

The 53-year-old told ITV’s Lorraine on Wednesday: “It had to change. God knows how much money it makes for the BBC – they needed to reinvent it, and they could not have chosen somebody better.”

Karen Gillan and Matt Smith proved that there was life after David Tennant's Time Lord in BBC1's Doctor Who

Meanwhile, Broadchurch star Jodie has previously, said: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris [Chibnall, the new Doctor Who boss] and with every Whovian on this planet.

“It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

While current Time Lord Peter Capaldi has said: “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.”

Jodie, who played Beth Latimer, mother of murdered schoolboy Danny in Broadchurch, will take over from Peter this Christmas, however she is expected to be only seen briefly in the festive episode.

Doctor Who is back this Christmas.