Why did she want the role of "Doctor Who"?
Speaking about the decision, Head Writer and Executive Producer Chris Chibnall said: "After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we're excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor". It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. "This is a really exciting time and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change".
Author Jenny Trout posted a clip of her daughter watching the tense BBC trailer in which Whitaker was unveiled as the new star of Dr Who, and screaming with delight as she realised the show's creators had broken the mould.
When the Whovians told her Whittaker would be taking the iconic role, Kingston responded in the best way.
"I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman".
Whittaker will replace Peter Capaldi, who took on the role in 2013 amid an increasing clamor that it should go to a woman.
The new Doctor Who has been revealed with Jodie Whittaker named the 13th Doctor. And Whittaker, a veteran of films such as Attack The Block and Adult Life Skills has certainly proved herself a capable performer.
The 34-year-old actress told the BBC it was "overwhelming, as a feminist" to become to next Doctor.
Peter Capaldi's last episode as the Doctor will be a Christmas Day special. "I can't wait." And neither can we.
TV series Doctor Who finally announced their first female doctor after 26 seasons on air.
She added: "The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one".