09/10/2017 10:41 PM AEDT

Here's How The New 'Doctor Who' Boss Is Planning To Shake Things Up

Incoming ‘Doctor Who’ boss Chris Chibnall is planning to shake up a number of aspects of the show, when Jodie Whittaker is introduced as the first female Doctor.

Chris, who most recently steered ‘Broadchurch’ through its final series, is currently putting together plans for ‘Doctor Who’ ahead of his first episodes, which will air in 2018.

Jodie will make her debut this Christmas 
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Chris Chibnall 

Jodie will make her debut in this year’s Christmas episode, as Peter Capaldi’s character regenerates.

Bosses are yet to reveal who Jodie’s assistant will be, but Bradley Walsh did address speculation that he could be taking on the role earlier this year.