Jodie Whittaker, Broadchurch star, as Doctor Nude

ACTRESS Jodie Whittaker made history yesterday when she was named as Doctor Who’s first female Time Lord. The Broadchurch star, 35, is replacing Peter Capaldi, 59, and will be the 13th Doctor.

The news, which Jodie had kept secret for months, ended intense speculation and surprised many fans.

The actress urged them “not to be scared” of her gender and declared: “I’m beyond excited.”

A trip back in time reveals the show’s new star Jodie Whittaker has a saucy screen past.

The latest Time Lord has stripped off more than once for roles.

At 24, she flashed her boobs at film legend Peter O’Toole in the 2006 movie Venus.

O’Toole’s character licked her neck three times as she posed naked for a painting.

Jodie Whittaker

Yorkshire-born Jodie said she had no problem with nudity, commenting at the time: “I was fine about it. It was in the script and valid to the story.”

She also performed a raunchy sex scene in an episode of satirical TV show Black Mirror.

But now she is swapping taking off clothes for taking off in The Tardis.

The 35-year-old, best known for her role as Beth Latimer in ITV drama Broadchurch, was yesterday revealed as Doctor Who’s first female Time Lord.

Source: Jodie Whittaker makes history as Doctor Who’s first female Time Lord – but Broadchurch star has a much less family-friendly career