Little girl has amazing reaction when she finds out Doctor Who is Jodie Whittaker

This the heartwarming moment a young girl screamed with delight after learning Jodie Whittaker is the new Doctor Who .

US author Jenny Trout filmed her daughter’s delight as she watched the big reveal on Sunday before posting her reaction on Twitter.

In the clip, the young fan intently watches the television before she turns to the camera, smiles and shouts “the new doctor is a girl!”.

Since it was uploaded on social media , the tweet has gone viral with 18,000 retweets while 64,000 social media users have ‘liked it’.

Jenny Trout watched intently as the announcement was made
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She smiled at the camera as Jodie Whittaker was confirmed in the role
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And then screamed in delight
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Whittaker was confirmed on Sunday as the 13th actor to portray the Time Lord – and has made history by becoming the first female Doctor Who.

The BBC has faced a sexist backlash since the Broadchurch star was announced to replace Peter Capaldi with some bellowing their outrage on Twitter, even threatening to stop watching the programme.

One incensed Doctor Who fan tweeted: “Time LORD. I repeat the Doctor is a time LORD. Not a time LADY.”

Jodie Whittaker
Jodie Whittaker, the new Doctor Who
(Image: BBC)
The Broadchurch star was confirmed in the role on Sunday
(Image: BBC)

Another Whovian posted: “Are you f**king kidding me you’ve ruined doctor who for me and my father in law. You might as well just cancelled the show.”

Some viewers even vowed to switch off. One wrote: “I’m not watching anymore.”

While a female fan tweeted: “Raging, ruined an amazing programme with a female doctor!”

But others slammed the “misogynist” reaction to Whittaker’s announcement with critics of the casting branded “sexist bigots”.

Richard Littler said: “To misogynists moaning about #Doctor13: You’re not the target audience. It’s aimed at children w/ grown-up minds, not the other way around.”

And another added: “For each sexist bigot threatening to not watch, there’ll be a young girl with a new hero they didn’t have before # GoodRiddance # Doctor13.”

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