Jodie Whittaker is the first female Doctor Who as history is made right before our eyes. However, she is the 13th doctor and that is an unlucky number even if we say so. Do wonder how this will change the time travel series. 'Doctor Who' Finally Has Its Very First Female Doctor Doctor Who Trailer That Reveals Jodie Whittaker As The 13th (And First Female) Doctor Well, we certainly see this as an exciting role for her in the iconic series. Capaldi is moving on. It is sad to see him go.