The 35-year-old actress will become the first ever woman to play the role of "The Doctor" in Doctor Who.
With the announcement came the expected backlash.
'It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. Mark Gatiss who has written a few episodes since the relaunch in 2005 sent his congratulations to Whittaker on Twitter.
The U.K.'s Sun greeted the news of the first female doctor with video from a nude scene from the 2007 film "Venus", in which Whittaker played a character who modelled for an art class.
Ryan John Butcher, deputy editor of Gay Times Magazine, tweeted a snippet of the article and pointed out previous incarnations of the Doctor who have been naked as well. She is also in the third season of the show, now airing on BBC America.
In a sexist move, several United Kingdom publications have made a decision to publish nude stills of Whittaker's previous work, such as an episode of the Netflix series "Black Mirror", Salon reported. Jodie will be introduced as the Doctor later this year, before Peter departs the show after the annual Christmas episode.
Others were thrilled, with one post retweeted thousands of times showing a girl watching the trailer before exclaiming excitedly: "The new doctor is a girl! The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way".
Moffat is leaving the show with Capaldi and has a new project and a Dracula series in the making with Gatiss. In the run-up to the announcement, which was made on Friday, the news of a woman taking on the lead received mixed reaction from fans. The actress is known for her role as Beth Latimer on Broadchurch. "The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way".
The Sun published their photos of the actor from her 2006 Oscar-nomination film Venue under the headline "Dalektable". On the big screen, she played Anne Hathaway's best friend in romantic drama "One Day" and battled aliens in "Attack the Block". Whittaker and Chibnall previously worked together on "Broadchurch".
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