Phoebe Waller-Bridge, A-list Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton and Olivia Colman, who played Waller-Bridge's mother in the darkly comic Fleabag, all appeared to be in the mix following the finale of the show's 10th series, which ended at the beginning of July, while front-runners for the role included Kris Marshall, the star of the BBC series Death in Paradise as well as Whittaker.
But others were thrilled, with one post - retweeted thousands of times - showing a girl watching the trailer of Whittaker walking towards the Tardis time machine in a forest, before exclaiming excitedly: "The new doctor is a girl!"
British actress Jodie Whittaker, 35, whose casting was unveiled on Sunday, will take over from Scottish actor Peter Capaldi later this year as the 13th incarnation of the Time Lord.
"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor".
"The fans have lived through so many changes and this is only a new, different one - not a fearful one".
When Capaldi took on the iconic role, he was the 12th doctor on the long-running British science-fiction series, following Matt Smith and David Tennant. Written by a bloke called Steven Moffat (whatever happened to him?), the episode initially starred Rowan Atkinson as the titular character, Julia Sawalha as his companion Emma and Jonathan Pryce as The Master.
Whittaker anticipated some controversy over the choice of a woman as the new doctor despite such a move being well trailed, but said viewers didn't need to worry. "She's going to be a fantastic Doctor".
"Doctor Who" ran from 1963 to 1989, and was revived to acclaim in 2005. The outgoing showrunner will be handing over the show to Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall.
"Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away". She added, "I've told a whole lot of lies!" "Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role".
The findings of the meeting will be reported to Judge Nicholas Francis who is expected to make a final decision on July 25. Charlie, 11 months old, has a rare disease, infantile onset encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome.
The final full week of the college football season has arrived and with it comes the arrival of watch list season. This time it's the Butkus Award, which is given to the best linebacker in college football.
There were also huge delays in a similar area of Harlem last month after a train derailed at 125th Street station. Twitter user Tamara Hansson tweeted , "Now me and several hundred other people are walking to the 145th 1 train".
Congress in 2013 required the Defense Department to research a third site for ground-based interceptors to defend the U.S. China has claimed the system could be used to intercept 1 of its own missiles.
Open champion Justin Rose at number 12, the in-form Tommy Fleetwood at 14 and the Arizona-based Paul Casey at 16. Harrington is also the last golfer to win back-to-back Opens, having also claimed the Claret Jug in 2007.
The hurricane center said the storm could develop more over the day or two as it reaches the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms are developing near the center of this system and it looks like further development is possible.
Matthew Fiedler, a fellow at Brookings Institute's Center for Health Policy, confirmed this double-dipping to TPM. Specified disease insurance provides supplemental coverage on top of an existing health care policy.
But Cupertino took the time today to preview some of the incoming new characters in a press release published on Monday, July 17. Apple is using World Emoji Day to preview upcoming emoji that will feature in iOS , macOS and watchOS later in the year.
Golden retriever rescues drowning fawn
As Freeley recorded, he watched as Storm went over to the fawn, grabbed it with his mouth, and delivered it safely to shore. When other passersby realized what was happening, the poor little fawn ran back into the water.
No fresh window for note exchange: Government
The government said demonetisation lay bare the under-current of black money crippling the country. Doing so would have defeated the very goal of demonetisation, the government said.