5 Reasons why Jodie Whittaker is a good choice for ‘Doctor Who’ (and none are because she is female)

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#5 Clearly, she was the best choice

Look at the competition she beat. There is no doubt she will be great.

Like I said at the start, I don’t care that the Doctor is going to be female. For me, when it all comes down to it, all that should matter is the acting capability and as long as they make their decision based on that then I’m good.

Aka the best actor/actress/pink fluffy dragon whoever gave the best audition deserves the role. Nothing to do with race, gender or whatever your name might be, the best performer should get the role.

Now Doctor Who wasn’t exactly short of excellent talent. I’m sure we have all heard of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Kris Marshall being on the short list for the role but there was bound to be more and she beat them all.

On a side note, I personally didn’t want Marshall to land the role, don’t get me wrong he is a good actor and everything but, I would have been expecting Zoe Wanamaker or Robert Lindsay, aka Ben and Susan Harper from My Family, to appear and yell ‘NICK!!’. Either that or if he used the Tardis phone at any point I would be waiting to hear some lame BT reference.

Getting back on point, we will never truly know who else was on that list, never mind all of the names they considered for the role that didn’t make the list.

Doctor Who doesn’t attract small time people we have never heard of. It attracts some pretty big name players and she fought them all off and landed the role.

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On this last point alone it is enough to say that Jodie Whittaker will be a fantastic Doctor Who. We will, of course, have to wait until series 11 to truly see her in action to make judgement but I for one am certainly looking forward to it.