Steven Moffat says Doctor Who isn’t ‘for progressive liberals’ as he defends decision to delay female lead

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Jodie Whittaker will play the first woman Doctor Who (Picture: BBC)

Steven Moffat has defended his decision to delay the introduction of a female lead by saying the show isn’t only for ‘progressive liberals.’

The outgoing Doctor Who showrunner made the comments ahead of this year’s Christmas special; the episode of December 25 will mark both his and actor Peter Capaldi’s departure from the popular BBC sci-fi series, which he has worked on since 2009.

It will, however, off Doctor Who fans a glimpse of the first woman Time Lord, played by Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker.

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