Time is ticking for the Twelfth Doctor, as his time is nearly up. Peter Capaldi announced his departure from Doctor Who back in January and the BBC kept fans waiting patiently until July, when the new Time Lord was revealed — Jodie Whittaker, the show's first female Doctor.
Whittaker will make her first appearance when Capaldi regenerates in this year's Christmas special. With that in mind, it's not just the 13th Doctor we will be getting a glimpse of in the festive episode this year. Pearl Mackie will be making a sensational return to the BBC series as the companion Bill Potts, who accompanied the Twelfth Doctor in Season 10 earlier on this year. However, the First Doctor will be making an epic comeback to the show. Game of Thrones's David Bradley will be bringing the first incarnation back to life in the Christmas episode "Twice Upon A Time."
The First Doctor Approves
Bradley was more than excited when Whittaker was revealed as the new Doctor, as he knows what a stunning job she will do. Bradley has worked with Whittaker in the past when they both starred in ITV's award-winning drama series Broadchurch.
Speaking at MCM Comic Con in London, Bradley expressed his excitement by saying:
“As soon as I heard she was doing it I was really very surprised. But happily surprised, because I know that she’s got this great depth as an actress, anyone who saw 'Broadchurch' saw the range that she had. And not only that, just hanging out with her you realise what fun she is, and she’s always up for a laugh. So she’s got everything needed for playing the part. I think she’ll be absolutely brilliant.”
Following on his interview at Comic-Con, Bradley went on to explain that Whittaker has a great sense of humor, as well as complimenting her acting skills.
“She’s got a wicked sense of humour, and I think it’s a perfect combo to play the Doctor. Because it requires someone with great range, which she’s got.”
As crazy as the excitement gets when a new Doctor is introduced to the show, Bradley has confirmed that he has not seen Whittaker's Doctor in action, even though they're both going to be in the same episode together.
Check out the trailer for the Christmas special below and let us know how excited you are for Capaldi's final adventure as the Twelfth Doctor!