The thirteenth Doctor has been officially confirmed as Broadchurch's Jodie Whittaker. Peter Capaldi
announced that he would be leaving Doctor Who
back in January, 2017, and ever since then, speculation has been rife concerning who might take over control of the TARDIS, what age they might be; their ethnicity, and even their gender. The news was announced immediately after the Wimbledon Men's final on BBC 1. As Capaldi departs Doctor Who
, so too does showrunner Steven Moffat, with Broadchurch showrunner and Doctor Who
writer, Chris Chibnall, taking his place.