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Here’s your first look at Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor

There she is!


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Nov 9, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 11:40 am CDT

Our introduction to the new Doctor on Doctor Who usually comes in threes, though the order may vary a bit. First, the reveal of who’s playing the character. Then, their companion or companions if the previous companion isn’t sticking around. And finally, what outfit they’ll call their own once they settle in. And with just over a month until Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor makes her debut, we now know what she’ll be wearing

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The BBC debuted the Thirteenth Doctor’s new outfit on social media Thursday morning with Whittaker front and center. Whittaker is wearing a long coat, high-waisted pants, boots, suspenders, and a navy shirt with a few stripes running across it.

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“New series. New Doctor. New look!” the official Doctor Who Twitter account wrote, with BBC America’s Doctor Who account posting an identical tweet.

There’s a lot to take in, and like Peter Capaldi’s first outfit as the Doctor, it calls back to some previous Doctors’ outfits. The striped shirt and its coloring call to mind Tom Baker’s iconic scarf while the mashup of colors could be an homage to Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor. David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor sometimes wore a long coat, but the coloring is closer to the outfit worn by Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor. Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor was a fan of suspenders, although some are attributing that touch to another famous alien.

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Whittaker’s outfit hasn’t been out for long, but fans are already sharing fanart of it, and it probably won’t be too long until we start seeing Thirteenth Doctor cosplay at conventions.

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Whittaker will make her Doctor Who debut during the Doctor Who Christmas special on Dec. 25.

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2017, 10:22 am CST