When is Doctor Who Christmas Special 2017? How to watch online today

The Christmas Day episode saw the first appearance of Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who sending fans wild

We can get into a fight about whether he's called The Doctor, or Doctor Who.

David Tennant (Jessica Jones) and Matt Smith (The Crown) have all portrayed the mysterious Time Lord known as "The Doctor" since the show's 1963 launch.

Given the role in July, the new Doctor succeeds Peter Capaldi to become the 13th Time Lord.

Coleman's surprise appearance came as Jodie Whittaker made her debut. Whittaker has also appeared in the likes of Attack the Block and Black Mirror.

Ready for the Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special?

But how will Whittaker be introduced to the world as the Thirteenth Doctor?

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who: Watch the Doctor's first female regeneration

The good news is that it's very easy to watch Doctor Who in the UK.

"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor", she added.

This is another unusual move for the show as the Doctor tends to regenerate with an audience (his companions), but Whittaker's new Doctor will find herself alone in the TARDIS console room. This year's festive episode, "Twice Upon A Time", involves the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) going on an adventure with the First Doctor (Game of Thrones's David Bradley standing in for the late William Hartnell). The series is also undergoing a change behind the scenes as "Broadchurch" creator Chris Chibnall succeeds Steven Moffat as showrunner. Whittaker arrives just as the Doctor's TARDIS time machine blows up, leaving her in free fall as a "To be continued" slate ends the special.

And a - ahem - amusing few thought this was the flawless opportunity to spout some oh-so original "women driver" jokes about the new Doctor's slight mishap.

It's December 25th and you know what that means.


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