Brexiteers may find it harder to accept female Doctor Who, says show's writer: Steven Moffat hints 'liberal' remainers are more comfortable with an actress playing the part

Mail Online | 12/3/2017 | Alisha Rouse, Showbusiness Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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Brexit voters may struggle to get their heads around the idea of a female star of Doctor Who, the BBC show’s writer has suggested.

In a barbed comment about the millions who voted for Britain to leave the EU, Steven Moffat hinted that ‘liberal’ Remainers were more comfortable with an actress playing the Doctor.

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The 56-year-old suggested that Brexit-voting viewers might be harder to keep on board after Jodie Whittaker takes the role later this month because they do not have ‘progressive’ views.

He added: ‘This isn’t a show exclusively for progressive liberals, this is also for people who voted Brexit.

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The writer, who has worked on Doctor Who since 2005, said now was the right time to give the show’s lead role to a woman.

Broadchurch actress Miss Whittaker, 35, will take over from Peter Capaldi in the new series. Moffat, who also created...
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