Watch Here: David Tennant Calls Jodie Whittaker 'Doctor Who' Casting Backlash 'Irrelevant

David Tennant

David Tennant

Discussing his former Broadchurch colleague on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, David revealed the Doctor can be either gender.

He continued: 'She's a mate of mine.

Whittaker will be the 13th person to play the Doctor, and her outing in Trust Me left fans feeling increasingly excited at the prospect of seeing her as the Time Lord.

In fact, her Broadchurch co-star was one of the first people she picked up the phone to before her casting was announced. "I can't think of someone better to join the gang and be poised to take it to a whole new level".

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When Whittaker was announced as the first woman to play the Doctor, social media and message boards were filled with misogynistic comments.

Tennant wasn't surprised over some of the responses. They were like 'Who's the weaselly-looking guy?

You know, sure, Jodie is from a different gender than anyone who has gone before, but that will be irrelevant nearly immediately once she takes the part.

"Do you know, whenever the Doctor changes there's a backlash, because that's a character people love", Tennant explained.

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Trust Me's overnight ratings were higher than those for the final episode of the latest series of Doctor Who. This show is dead to me. I resign from the internet.' There was a lot of that.

Talking to U.S. chat show host Stephen Colbert, David explained that the Doctor has never been of any gender, so a female actor is just as relevant to the role as a man.

Gabriel Tate wrote in The Times: "The Tardis is in safe hands: if the Doctor-in-waiting, Jodie Whittaker, can sell Trust Me, beating the Daleks will be a doddle".

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