Coleman: Genius decision to have female Doctor

Jenna Coleman is looking forward to hearing Jodie Whittaker speak as The Doctor.

Former Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman has said having a woman take over the Tardis is “genius”.

It was recently announced that actress Jodie Whittaker would replace Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who, making her the 13th reincarnation of the much-loved character and the first female Time Lord.

Coleman, 31 – who starred as The Doctor’s companion Clara Oswald from 2012 to 2015 – said she is excited to see Whittaker in the role.

“I love it,” she said, during a Television Critics Association panel in the US. “I think it is genius.”

Coleman said the Broadchurch actress is “brilliant” and added that she “can’t wait to hear her speak” in character.

“It’s very exciting times,” she said.

Capaldi has also previously said it was a wonderful decision, saying of Whittaker: “She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

The actor will be seen in the sci-fi show for the last time in the 2017 Christmas special.

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