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[on being hired as the first female as The Doctor in Doctor Who
(2005) I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.
In July 2017, she was announced as Peter Capaldi
's replacement in the 2017 Christmas special as the 13th incarnation of the Doctor in the Doctor Who
(2005) series, making her the first woman to play the role of the Doctor in 54 years of the franchise's existence. She was cast by Chris Chibnall
, with whom she had worked on Broadchurch