"And he quickly diverted the conversation to suggest I should consider auditioning to be the 13th". The power of his voice, and the echoes of Malcolm Tucker it brought, will surely be missed. The character has previously regenerated into men of very different ages a dozen times, so you'd think that having a woman in the role wouldn't be a massive stretch of the imagination. His costumes From the sharp dark suit of Series 8 to the patched trousers and hoodies of Series 9, right through to the red velvet jacket and beyond, the Twelfth Doctor is a man of ever-changing outfits - all of them stylish and cool.
"It's my show up to the point Mr. Capaldi regenerates".
Others were thrilled, with one post retweeted thousands of times showing a girl watching the trailer before exclaiming excitedly: "The new doctor is a girl!"
The series ten finale (The Doctor Falls) delivered a belter of an episode and featured a surprise appearance from David Bradley as The First Doctor during the closing moments. The Master sounds much like the angriest voices on the internet, the ones who don't want any bras in the TARDIS and are appalled by the idea of a woman stepping into the Doctor's shoes. Keep it THN for more.
"Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away", Chibnall explained.
Peter Capaldi says: "Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker's work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm".
"I want to tell the fans not to be scared of my gender", she said. "She's going to be a fantastic Doctor".
And in the Star Wars' universe Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, and Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, also proved that male-dominated franchises could be reinvented for the modern day with women taking a leading role.
Jodie Whittaker, now unveiled as an historic new Doctor Who, thought a conversation with Chris Chibnall, the new head writer of the show, was to talk about the ITV crime drama in which she made her name.
The BBC declined to be drawn on speculation last night. Current Doctor Peter Capaldi stepped down this past January and will end his run with this year's Christmas special. The 60-second clip shows the number 13 in a number of locations across Britain, including Downing Street and the White Cliffs of Dover.
Even as far back as the first regeneration itself, people knew who the actor was.