BBC has announced that Jodie Whittaker will play the thirteenth doctor on its long-running sci-fi series, "Doctor Who". The accolade of being The Doctor means Whittaker can add her name to an impressive list comprising of William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, John Hurt, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi, who have portrayed the Timelord since his first adventure back in 1963.
Fans took to Twitter to air their views, with some accusing the producers of ruining the show.
There were, of course (of course) detractors online who felt the need to criticize Trout's daughter, Trout herself and the very act of choosing a woman for the part, and we're not going to focus on that. "Massive insult to the non-binary, gender- neutral community".
In an April interview with USA TODAY, Capaldi said that the doctor could "absolutely" be a woman and/or a person of color.
"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor". And following the announcement, a host of famous faces took to social media to praise the former Broadchurch actress' casting in the role.
"This is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change", she told the BBC.
By Monday morning, British tabloids The Sun and The Daily Mail, among others, published nude photos of the 35-year-old actress in an apparent attempt to undermine her tenure in the role.
The final episode of the Moffat and Capaldi era is a special scheduled for Christmas Day.
That Chris refers to Chris Chibnall, who'll be stepping in as the series' new showrunner, following the departure of Stephen Moffat.
"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman", Chibnall revealed in an official statement, "and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice".
"Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away", he said.