Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor. Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor. Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor. I really love writing that sentence. With none of the pomp and circumstance that accompanied Roger Federer’s preceding history-making Wimbledon win, the BBC on Sunday unveiled the Broadchurch star as lucky Time Lord number 13. In stark contrast to Peter Capaldi’s big reveal in 2014—hosted by Zoe Ball with a live audience and laser lights—Whittaker was featured in a one-minute pre-recorded broadcast.